November 13, 2017
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK ANNOUNCE B-SIDES + BONUS MATERIAL ALBUM, SHARE “WHAT HAVE WE DONE” VIDEO VIA THE INDEPENDENT NORTH AMERICAN TOUR IN 2018 ‘THE PUNISHMENT OF LUXURY’ OUT NOW ON WHITE NOISE
“…a very nice mix of classic sounds, modern techniques, and the duo’s still-sharpe melodic skills.”
– Brooklyn Vegan
“”Isotype” is a soaring six minutes of deeply Kraftwerk-ian vocoder-pop, a masterclass in soulful electronic from a pair that’s been making music for four decades. In total OMD fashion, the new song takes a lesson from art history and applies it the modern day, examining how winky and smiling-pop icons have replaced everyday language.”
“Lyrically, The Punishment Of Luxury is distinguished by its thoughtful examinations of power dynamics….The Punishment Of Luxury exudes warmth and empathy throughout.”
– A.V. Club
“The Punishment of Luxury” is an addicting jolt of bright ’80s synthpop, replete with Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys’ pristine harmonies.”
– Consequence Of Sound
“Unconcerned with rewriting their ’80s glory, their new records are instead a modern-day continuation of the classic sound begun decades ago.”
– Under The Radar
Following the stellar reaction to their dazzling 13th studio album ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’ (White Noise Records) which entered the UK Album Chart at #4, OMD release a brand new video for ‘What We Have Done’, the third 12” single to be taken from the record.
The sparkling single is the band’s first to feature Paul Humphreys on lead vocals in over 30 years and the vinyl release was limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide. Paul describes the track as “an intensely personal song about life, love and loss. It’s about facing and confronting life changing decisions, and situations, that we all have to face at some point in our lives, and then having to live and deal with the resulting and inescapable consequences of our choices.”
The stunning new video is entirely shot from a drone’s perspective. OMD’s Andy McCluskey said:
“The opportunity to combine an abstract aerial aesthetic with human vignettes was not to be missed. The viewer is a weightless voyeur of landscape and emotional condition… “
The band are offering a VIP experience on all US shows; a rare chance for fans to meet the band, attend soundcheck and receive exclusive merchandise including a signed set list from the show they attend. Check it out here!
Tickets for North American tour are on sale now!
Pre-order the band’s ‘B-Sides and Bonus Material’ album here.