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Nick Nicely

This Music Made Me: Nick Nicely

by musicOMH

Born Nickolas Laurien in 1959, improbably in Greenland during a transatlantic flight stopover, Nick Nicely has flitted in and out of the periphery of psychedelia…



Interview: Blancmange


2017 is turning into a very good year for the duo whose name is a wobbly dessert. Blancmange began their work together in 1978, and...

Interview: Nick Mulvey


“Someone said, if you want to work on your art, work on yourself. Everything you create is a reflection of where you’re at. Another way...

Interview: OMD


Andy McCluskey is in high spirits. That in itself is an obvious statement, for in a couple of interviews with musicOMH he has never been...

Spotlight: The Verve – Urban Hymns At 20


1997 was a year of snapshots, moments in particular days never to be forgotten. We’re not talking about the grossly over-hyped arrival of Oasis’ Be...

Festival Preview: Reading and Leeds 2017


It seems that with every passing year Reading and Leeds Festival moves further and further away from its roots as a celebration of rock music....

Interview: EMA


“I don’t wanna throw shade on anybody, but there have definitely been times when people will suggest, or make it feel like, [my music’s] impenetrable,...

Preview: UK Festivals 2017 – Part II


With more festivals than ever vying for our hard earned cash, it can be tough deciding which to go for. In fact, that there are...

This Music Made Me: Ralegh Long


Impeccably timed, Ralegh Long‘s Upwards Of Summer arrived last week, just in time for the current dip in temperature and wearisome retrieval of outerwear from...

This Music Made Me: Saint Etienne


In the five years since 2012’s Words And Music, where they deconstructed the experience of being a pop fan through the medium of brilliant, sparkling...

Preview: London Festivals 2017


Festival season is upon us again, and, if you’re willing to pack a tent and do a bit of travelling, the choice in 2017 is as...

Spotlight: U2 – The Joshua Tree


For more recent generations, it’s difficult to view Irish megastars U2 as anything other than annoying. From arrogantly gatecrashing Apple users’ iTunes accounts with their...

Interview: Jane Weaver


Jane Weaver’s story is unlike many others’. Her Britpop band Kill Laura were signed to Rob Gretton’s label Manchester Records when they were teenagers, releasing...

This Music Made Me: The Hidden Cameras


The Hidden Cameras‘ recent album Home On Native Land, written over the course of a decade, found lynchpin Joel Gibb joining forces with a star-studded...

This Music Made Me: Ásgeir


Three years ago, Icelander Ásgeir,’s album Dýrð í dauðaþögn became the fastest selling debut in his homeland ever, edging out the first offerings by Sigur...

This Music Made Me: Blanck Mass


As half of Fuck Buttons, Benjamin John Power provided material for the soundtrack to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. His solo work as...

Track-By-Track: Depeche Mode – Spirit


Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher return this spring with Depeche Mode‘s 14th album and second for Columbia, Spirit. Four years on from the...

Interview: Rick Wakeman


Pianoman Rick Wakeman on what he’d say to Donald Trump, working with David Bowie, the mysterious excuses of train companies, and his new album Piano...

This Music Made Me: Austra


Katie Stelmanis’s third album as Austra, Future Politics, is arguably her most fully realised yet. Full of pop anthems carried by their creator’s striking, powerful...

Interview: Erasure’s Vince Clarke


What do you get a band for their 30th birthday? Mute Records have the answer, for they have been showering Andy Bell and Vince Clarke...

This Music Made Me: Erasure’s Vince Clarke


Christmas has come early for Erasure fans, in the form of the 13-disc box set From Moscow To Mars, an anthology of the band’s work...