OMD release video for new single 'Veruschka' ahead of forthcoming album 'Bauhaus Staircase'

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark
Credit: Ed Miles

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) today release their inimitable new single ‘Veruschka’ - the third instalment from their forthcoming new studio album Bauhaus Staircase - out October 27th on 100% Records.

A simply beautiful film-noir ballad, ‘Veruschka’ exemplifies the determination OMD have to make Bauhaus Staircase an album to rank among their finest and an acceptance that life is sometimes about taking risks. “My attitude is like I say in this song: if you’re too afraid to jump off the cliff, you’ll never learn to fly.” singer Andy McCluskey mentions. “We couldn’t keep saying: ‘It’s not going to work.’ You have to keep trying, to see where you end up.”
. Watch the stunning futuristic animated video (created by Cine1080 Studio) BELOW:

The new track arrives as the band’s new music has been exploding over the airwaves in recent weeks, and the band will appear on BBC’s Later…with Jools Holland - to be broadcast in November.

Bauhaus Staircase sees the band’s most explicit political record and the crowning achievement of their desire to be both Stockhausen and Abba - born from the impetus to kickstart new explorations during lockdown. A broad, electronic, sonic masterpiece that lyrically tackles the topics of the future, it was predominantly written, recorded, and mixed by both McCluskey & Paul Humphreys (who has recently become a second-time father).

OMD have sold an astonishing 25 million singles and 15 million albums, which has established them as electronic synthesiser pioneers and one of Britain’s best-loved pop groups. Their 13 albums include reissued ‘Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark’ (1980), ‘Organisation’ (1980), ‘Architecture & Morality’ (1981) and ‘Dazzle Ships’ (1983).

Across February & March 2024, OMD will play 22 dates across the UK & Ireland (tickets here), including their biggest-ever London headline show at London’s O2 Arena on March 24th, 2024 - with support coming from the legendary Howard Jones (London-only) & Walt Disco (all other dates). "We are so excited to be able to tour again with a brand new album to showcase,” says Andy McCluskey. “It's been six years since we learned new songs for live performances. The songs from Bauhaus Staircase will fit beautifully into our setlist - we just have to choose which five to play, as we have to treat people to the hits as well!"

The band will also perform a handful of UK in-store performances and signings between October 29th - November 2nd in Kingston, Brighton, Liverpool & Leeds.

UK IN-STORES
October
Fri 27th London, The Social (Show)
Sun 29th Kingston, Banquet Records @ Pryzm (Show)
Mon 30th Brighton, Resident Records (Signing)

November
Wed 1st Liverpool, Phase One Records @ Camp & Furnace (Show)
Thurs 2nd Leeds, Crash Records (Signing)

UK HEADLINE TOUR
February 2024
Tue 27th Belfast, Ulster Hall
Wed 28th Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre

March
Fri 1st Manchester, O2 Apollo
Sun 3rd Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Tue 5th Leeds, First Direct Arena
Wed 6th Edinburgh, Usher Hall
Fri 8th Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
Sat 9th Newcastle, O2 City Hall
Sun 10th Sheffield, City Hall
Tue 12th Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Wed 13th Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Fri 15th Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Sat 16th Swansea, Arena
Sun 17th Southend-On-Sea, Cliffs Pavillion
Tue 19th Bristol, Beacon
Wed 20th Oxford, New Theatre
Fri 22nd Portsmouth, Guildhall
Sat 23rd Ipswich, Regent
Sun 24th London, The O2*
Tue 26th Brighton, Dome
Wed 27th Eastbourne, Winter Gardens

 

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