Synth-Pop Pioneers OMD Reveal Video For ‘The Punishment of Luxury’

With their 13th studio album ‘The Punishment of Luxury’ out September 1st via 100% Records, synth-pop pioneers Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark release new single and the title track impacting September 1st. Watch here

‘The Punishment of Luxury’ is written, recorded, produced and mixed by OMD – Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys- pairing crushing electro rhythms with characteristically serene melodies sounding unapologetically electronic.

The track and album are named after an 1891 painting by the Italian divisionist Giovanni Segantini that caught Andy’s eye. Andy explains, “Most people in the western world are materially better off than their predecessors ever were and yet we are unhappier. Now we have many possessions that we don’t need because we’ve been persuaded to buy. This is the punishment of luxury.”

Having played a triumphant sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in May last year, OMD head back out on the road again this autumn for a string of must-see shows, including a show at The Roundhouse November 13th.

OMD play the following shows:


Mon 23rd                  DUBLIN Vicar street

Tues 24th                   BELFAST Mandella Hall

Sun 29th                    LIVERPOOL, Empire

Mon 30th                  BRISTOL, Colston Hall


Weds 1st                          SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion

Thurs 2nd                   IPSWICH, Regent

Fri 3rd                          CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange

Sun 5th                       LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall

Mon 6th                     NOTTINGHAM, Royal Concert Hall

Tues 7th                     SHEFFIELD, City Hall   

Thurs 9th                    READING, Hexagon

Fri 10th                       SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall

Sat 11th                     GUILDFORD G Live

Mon 13th                  LONDON, Roundhouse

Weds 15th                 BEXHILL, De La Warr Pavilion

Fri 17th                       MANCHESTER, Academy

Sat 18th                     YORK, Barbican

Sun 19th                    GLASGOW, Royal Concert Hall   

Tues 21st                   BIRMINGHAM, Symphony Hall

Weds 22nd                GATESHEAD, Sage 1

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

Check Also


Tampon Rock follows the dating foibles of the two lead lesbian characters – Deja and …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.