OMD is back. Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, the duo of Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys, first took to the stage in 1978, over three decades ago. And while the 1980s made them pop stars, they never quite achieved superstardom like their contemporaries. This is a shame because their body of work is remarkable and I think inspired many more bands than the obvious musical inspirations from that decade of greed.

Well, the boys are back. They’re about to tour Europe (hopefully the US follows) and have a new single, available to download for free, “Sister Marie Says.” The new album, called History of Modern, is out this year too. Let’s hope it lives up to my rather high expectations.