NEWS: OMD reveal new video 'The Punishment of Luxury'

NEWS: OMD reveal new video ‘The Punishment of Luxury’

With their 13th studio album out on September 1st on 100% Records, synth-pop pioneers OMD have revealed the video for their new single and the album’s title track ‘The Punishment of Luxury’. The track takes in ‘a dark reflection of the false sense of pleasure and happiness people get from modern luxuries within our consumption culture.’ Watch the video 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.  


 November UK dates

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

Photo credit Mark Mcnulty

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