Night Cafe is out September 6th and taken from their LP ‘English Electric’, out April 8th on 100% Records
Night Café is the new single from Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’s ‘English Electric’. Set for release on 16th September, it will be available digitally or as a special 10-track CD single on 100% Records. Night Café has already been selected as a highlight amongst their new material by the Independent, who gave them a five-star live review for their sell-out show at Camden’s Roundhouse.
You are not only treated to their new single, but it is accompanied by four superb remixes and a complete collection of the albums’ b-sides so you can immerse yourself in a 10-track digital or physical release package. One such remix features new comers Vile Electrodes and their dark disco re-workings of synth pop. Their ‘B-Side the C-Side’ remix emerged after supporting OMD’s live shows throughout Europe.
Andy McCluskey has said that he was inspired to write Night Café when he “was in New York for the first time in 20 years. I was feeling melancholy. It was -9 degrees, it was dark and I was on a street corner looking into an almost empty restaurant. How could I not be reminded of Edward Hopper’s paintings?” McCluskey reminisces over Hopper’s paintings, referencing his works seven times throughout Night Café. Combined with the romantic melodic touch and lyrical sadness that epitomises OMD, the group successfully reflect the tranquil emptiness of Hopper’s art.
It has most certainly been a fruitful year for OMD. Their critically acclaimed album, ‘English Electric’ charted at #12 on the official album chart, they performed for the first time ever on Later with Jools Holland and embarked on a 13 date UK tour followed by tours across Europe, USA, Canada and Mexico.
You can check out the video for Night Café, out now.
The track listing for Night Café is as follows:
1) Night Café
2) Kill Me
3) The Great White Silence
4) Time Burns
5) No Man’s Land
7) Night Café (Vile Electrodes ‘B-Side the C-Side Remix)
8) Night Café (Metroland’s Nighthawks Remix)
9) Night Café (Taoyoyo Remix)
10) Night Café (Sin Cos Tan Remix)