First Four Albums – Vinyl Reissues

We are thrilled to announce that our first four albums (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Organisation, Architecture & Morality, Dazzle Ships) will be reissued on vinyl via Universal Music Catalogue on 2nd November this year. This is the first time that these records have been reissued on vinyl since the 1980’s.

 

The records have been specially remastered at half speed by Miles Showell at Abbey Road Studios, and they come housed in their original iconic die cut sleeves designed by the legendary Peter Saville.

 

A bundle of all 4 records is available to pre-order on our official store. This bundle includes a free OMD 40th anniversary tote bag, exclusive to the online store.

 

Pre-order here.

The Libertines sign to Virgin EMI for first album in a decade

The Libertines sign to Virgin EMI for first album in a decade

All the usual faux-nostalgic guff about the Albion setting sail and so forth.

The Libertines, who really meant a lot to a lot of people 10 years ago, have signed to Virgin EMI with the intention of releasing their third album next year.

The NME darlings, who were previously signed to Rough Trade, have been hinting at their plans to write another record since reuniting for a few megabucks headlining shows in 2010 and again this year.

“I don’t know what to say, I’m so happy,” said Pete Doherty, who’s currently in rehab in Thailand, where the contract was signed. “It was a beautiful day.”

Fellow frontman Carl Barât, said: “After everything we have been through The Albion sails on course again, I couldn’t be more excited.” Presumably the other two still aren’t allowed to do any talking.

The band dissolved in acrimony before the release of their self-titled second album in 2004, with Doherty putting out several albums with Babyshambles and as a solo artist. Barât formed his own band Dirty Pretty Things with drummer Gary Powell and is currently fronting another group, The Jackals, who will release an album next February.

Might be smart to put a tenner on them for Glastonbury? [via Pitchfork]

First 2015 live announcement

 We shall be playing Retro Pop in the Netherlands on 13th June 2015. More information is available here.

Due to Malcolm’s ongoing recovery, Stuart Kershaw will be drumming for all shows for the foreseeable future (with Malcolm’s blessing).

We will be making more festival announcements in the coming months.