Notes from Andy on “Kill Me”

 Kill Me was actually one of the first ideas that we had for the songs that would form the English Electric collection. I mentioned to Paul that it would be interesting to try a looped vocal idea something like our old song 4-Neu, and suggested the words "kill me". 

He sent me back the harp arpeggio, chord structure, his own sung chorus and spoken female voice (the first time that I was introduced to the Vox Machina programme). In our usual manner I determined to ‘butcher’ Paul’s sweet track to create the OMD balance of beauty and pain. I introduced the glitchy drums and my lyrics began as purely dark.

However, as time elapsed the focus of the lyric became more uplifting. It tells of a journey through pain and darkness to another brighter light. The ‘kill me’ phrase is rather cathartic now, referring to sloughing off an old skin (killing the past or ones former self) and starting again.

It seems appropriate that we close this chapter of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark with this beautiful song. There is a wonderful future if you choose it: we just do not know where it will lead us.

 

 

 

 

You can listen to Kill Me here.
Kill Me is available as part of the Night Café single bundle which is available digitally on iTunes or on CD from Amazon, Recordstore or our official store.

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.

 

 

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.

 

 

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.

 

 

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.

 

 

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.

 

 

Statement on Malcolm Holmes & cancellation of shows

On Friday 19th July at the Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, in stage temperatures estimated at above 45 Degrees Celsius, OMD drummer Malcolm Holmes suffered from heat exhaustion that adversely affected his heart. As he has previously experienced serious heart problems, doctors have advised that he does not play drums for at least a few months. The band are not prepared to jeopardise Malcolm’s long term health and have, therefore, decided to stop touring for this year.

The remaining 3 shows in the USA along with Rewind Festival (Scotland),Tempo Ciney (Belgium), ERP Remember (Portugal) have been cancelled.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark would like to apologise to all fans who have tickets to the cancelled shows, but are sure that they understand that Malcolm’s health must be the priority. The band would also like to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support and good wishes for Malcolm during what has been a very uncertain and difficult time.

OMD would also like to publicly thank the Toronto Fire Department Paramedics team for taking such great care of Mal backstage at the Music Hall.