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2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« on: 22 March 2012 - 04:00:12 »
This thread contains all news items regarding Martin Gore's collaboration with Client in 2004.
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #1 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:00:30 »
2004-05-18 - EW3 - Martin Gore on the new Client album...

http://web.archive.org/web/20040607054245/http://depeche-mode.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=EWIndex&file=article&sid=86&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0

BREAKING NEWS!
Posted by: Peter² 

The world better get ready... Client's getting in gear for a new album later this year, and it's looking to be a real good one!

The first single to be pulled from the album is "In It For The Money", and is due in stores on June 14th, backed by the b-side "Down To The Underground" featuring the vocals of Pete Doherty of The Libertines. The single hints at the bands new, slightly revised musical direction, and it's sure to kick your bum into dancing mode, and get you rocking along to the beat. A full review of the single is in the pipeline, so stay tuned for that.

The new album, produced by Joe Wilson (of Sneaker Pimps) and Client, and mixed by Paul Tipler of 140 dB, is almost done, with just one song left to mix, according to the band's website. And as if that wasn't enough, it's now been confirmed that Martin Gore has been involved as well, and will be lending his voice to one of the albums songs. Other guest vocals on the new album include Carl Barat of The Libertines.

Martin is currently writing songs for a new Depeche Mode album, and with 6 demos reportedly done, it no longer seems unlikely that a new Depeche album will see the light of day some time next year.

The details for Client's "In It For The Money" are as follows:
7" - TH005
A. In It For The Money
B. Down To The Underground
CD - CDTH005
1. In It For The Money
2. Down To The Underground
3. Burning Up
12" - 12TH005
A1. In It For The Money - The Grid Static In The Attic Mix
A2. In It For The Money - Client vs The Zip Remix
B1. In It For The Money - Extended Mix
B2. In It For The Money - Grand National Remix

Don't steal this story without proper credit! You heard it here first!
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #2 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:00:46 »
2004-05-18 - Release Magazine (Sweden) - News

http://www.releasemagazine.net/News/news0405b.htm

Gore sings for Client and prepares Depeche Mode album?
According to EW3/www.depeche-mode.com (this is not confirmed by other sources), Depeche Mode have prepared six new demos and Martin L Gore sings on a new Client album track.
The new, second Client album will offer twelve tracks, and possibly a musical interlude as well. On the Client web site we also read "There is only one more track left to mix - "Overdrive" - and Client are waiting for a very special vocalist for that one!". The new album is produced by Joe Wilson of Sneaker Pimps fame and mixed by Paul Tipler from 140 dB. /Mikael Kahrle
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #3 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:01:09 »
2004-05-19 - Client Info (Germany) - Overdrive Live

http://web.archive.org/web/20040803004643/http://www.client-online.info/html/index2.htm

MARTIN GORE - THE MYSTERIC VOICE

Nun ist es raus, auf dem neuen Album (bisher ohne Namen) wird es einen zweiten Gastsänger geben!

Die Background Vocals zu "Overdrive" liefert kein geringerer als Martin Gore (Depeche Mode).

Bereits gestern wurde der Track auf dem monatlichem Being Boild als DJ Track von Andy Fletcher eingespielt!

Wir sind gespannt!
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #4 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:01:28 »
2004-05-25 - Client Info (Germany) - Client interview (excerpt)

http://web.archive.org/web/20040803004643/http://www.client-online.info/html/index2.htm

(...)

Es gibt ein Gerücht, dass Martin Gore (Depeche Mode) Gastsänger auf eurer neuen CD ist. Ist das wahr, oder nur ein Gerücht?
Es stimmt!

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There are some rumors that Matin Gore will be the guestsinger for the song "Overdrive". Is it true, or just a rumor?
It is true

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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #5 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:01:42 »
2004-05-25 - Side-Line (Belgium) - Depeche Mode songwriter joins Client

http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=1801_0_2_0_C

Depeche Mode songwriter joins Client
According to a post on the www.depeche-mode.com website, Depeche Mode songwriter Martin Lee Gore has joined Client, the project managed by Andy Fletcher for a featuring on vocal lines. Side-Line now learned that the vocals will be used on the "Overdrive" track. Other guest vocals on the new album include Carl Barat of The Libertines. The next yet untitled Client album will presumably hold 12 tracks and possibly also a short musical interlude. The first single to be pulled from the album is "In It For The Money". You can expect it to hit the store shelves on June 14th. On the b-side "Down To The Underground" you can hear the vocals of Pete Doherty of The Libertines. The new Client album was produced by Joe Wilson (of Sneaker Pimps) and Client, and mixed by Paul Tipler of 140 dB. Below you can already order the first Client releases.
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #6 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:01:59 »
2004-06-09 - Side-Line (Belgium) - Exclusive Client talks about new album

http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=1932_0_2_0_C

Exclusive: Client talks about new album
In September, Client (signed to Andrew Fletcher's Toast Hawaii label) will release a brand new album, "City". In a talk we had with Kate Holmes, Client A, she describes the sonic evolution of Client since their debut "Client". Kate: "We have developed our sound to include real drums rather than using drum machines - but the drums are still sampled and cut up. We have also added more strings and generally made the record sound fuller and lusher" For this release the band decided to work with a producer to push them creatively. Kate: "Andy suggested Joe wilson as Joe had been playing with us as on-stage mixer and we loved his vibe. He also produced sneaker Pimps and Trashmoney and understood the vibe of Client. We didn't really change the way of working - we still did most of the work in my house! Sarah's vocals were properly recorded and we mixed the record in the big studio at Mute!" As for having Martin Gore singing on the "Overdrive" track, Kate says: "We really wanted to include a male voice on the record as we thought it would compliment Sarah's voice and give a different dimmension to the songs. It definately worked with 'Overdrive'. Martins voice is the gold-dust which turned a good song into a great track." Andy Fletcher is the executive producer on the new Client record and she adds: "He was closely involved with the entire process of the record - after I had written most of the album over christmas. He heard the demo's and said. Great. We played them to daniel and it was like - Great songs - the record is scheduled for release in septemnber 6th - go and make it!!" Out soon is the first single from the new album, "In It For The Money".
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #7 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:02:32 »
2004-06-15 - Martin Gore - Martin Collaborates with Client

http://www.martingore.com/news/index.html

Martin Collaborates with Client
When Fletch was visiting Martin in March, he played Martin some Client demos. Martin particularly liked a track called "Overdrive", and ended up singing some backing vocals on it. Fletch was particularly struck by how well Martin' voice went with Sarah's. "Overdrive" will feature on Client's next album, entitled "City", due for release on the 6th of September.
Look for sound samples close to the release date.
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #8 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:02:55 »
2004-09-16 - Poptones (UK) - Client (about MLG collaboration)

http://web.archive.org/web/20041030215510/http://www.poptones.co.uk/news/2004/09/16/qod_client_b.htm

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What are the secret origins of Client?
Kate was in Technique. Her singer then buggered off to Ibiza a week before they were going on to support Depeche Mode. And she was starting phoning around frantically for a replacement singer to fulfill the dates. Eventually she contacted me. Which was a big surprise to go from sitting alone eating Prozac all day to preparing to go on tour with Depeche Mode. I met up with Kate and she said: ‘Right we've got to practise.' And we were playing stadium crowds as the third support act for Depeche Mode. It was surreal. From being in my flat to singing in front of 40,000 people chanting Depeche Mode.

And after the tour we just turned into Client. Kate and I really worked well together so we started to write together. Andy Fletcher asked for some demos.
Was that exciting?
Of course we were excited. He's a big rock'n'roll star. But nothing happened for three months. After three months he rang us and said that he really liked the demos and wanted to sign us to his label ‘Toast Hawaii'.

How did you get Martin Gore to sing on ‘Overdrive'?
Martin Gore. I still can't believe he did it. Andy sent him a demo tape of Client and he told Andy that his favourite song on the tape was Overdrive. We sent him a letter asking him if he wanted to do something for the album as we really liked his headspace. He sent the CD back to Mute with his backing vocals on it. We were shocked. It was very cool.

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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #9 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:03:17 »
2004-09-20 - Depeche Mode - News

http://oldsite.depechemode.com/news/index5.html

New Client single and album
Fletch's premiere Toast Hawaii label signing, Client, have a new single out today ("Radio"), and a new album to be released on September 27th ("City"). City features the song "Overdrive", which includes Martin on background vocals. Check out the single, featuring a remix by Fletch himself!
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #10 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:03:32 »
2004-10-01 - Side-Line (Belgium) - New album Client out now featuring Martin Gore (Depeche Mode)

http://www.side-line.com/news_comments.php?id=3271_0_2_0_C

New album Client out now featuring Martin Gore (Depeche Mode)
"City" is the follow up album to Client's self titled 2003 debut, and features collaborations with Pete Doherty and Carl Barat of The Libertines and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode. Continuing the evolution of their electroclash / electropop sound the 13-track album "City" delivers Client's unique brand of stark and sexy electronica, firmly grounded in the classic song writing foundations of legends such as Joy Division, Kraftwerk and DAF. Recommended to all fans of Ladytron, The Libertines and Fischerspooner. An interview with the band will appear in Side-Line 49 which is almost ready to be shipped. In the interview the band talks about the evolution of the band, what success nowdays means, how Martin Gore got involved in the project, why their remix of Erasure's "Oh l'amour" was rejected and lots more! The new issue can already be ordered below!
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #11 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:03:47 »
2004-10-27 - Splendidzine (US) - Album Review

http://www.splendidezine.com/review.html?reviewid=1097488468641833

When Client's debut album dropped in the summer of 2003, many were quick to shout "Electroclash!" and toss the band into a box full of gimmicky opportunists and catchy-but-ephemeral club acts. However, members Kate Holmes and Sarah Blackwood are no newcomers to the scene -- their authentic backgrounds go way back before '80s revivalism, with Holmes laboring as keyboardist/programmer for Technique and '80s cult band Frazier Chorus, and Blackwood -- once hailed as the female Bernard Sumner -- singing for British chart-toppers Dubstar.
Client weren't even aware of Ladytron or Miss Kittin until the first album was finished. Friends had to politely point out the similarities. ("Uh... hey girls. Have a listen to this.") Chalk it up to a case of weird timing. Whether that timing was helpful or hurtful, it's been Client's wish ever since to be judged on their own merits. City, a continuation of the duo's dapper, minimalist pop, helps them make their case. If it won't exactly extinguish the electroclash comparisons, the album's smart, transcendent songcraft gives the duo an edge over the Fischerspooners of the day.
Typically, Client work within the most basic elements of synth pop frameworks, with slick, rhythmic simplicity and strong melodies propelled by fat analog basslines. However, City is a noticeably fleshier beast than its predecessor; the album is lush and sophisticated with hooks aplenty. From the initial, New Order-esque piano intro to "Radio" (a flip ode to boredom) to "Pornography"'s sauntering noir-pop (it's one of two tracks featuring a Libertines member on backing vocals) to the infectious album single "In It for the Money" (a cynical nod to greed a la Depeche Mode's "Everything Counts"), the sisters step things up with memorable tunes heavy on the verbal depth. And therein lies one of the elements that makes Client such a find: like Martin Gore, Blackwood pens a biting type of lyric that more often than not bridges Joy Division angst and insight, focusing on subjects like relationships and life crises with wry, brooding intent. On "It's Rock And Roll", she comments on the struggles of pop stardom with lyrics like "Is this all I'm worth / all I deserve / against a brick wall / but worth it all / a slow reward." And against the sexy sway of "Overdrive", things come full circle: Martin Gore himself contributes backing vocals to one of the album's strongest cuts, with seedy lyrics like "It's you and me / monogamy / just you and me / pornography" coloring the track with oblique sexuality.
Of course, if it's sound and style you're after, City is tight and catchy enough to be enjoyed on the purest of levels -- check out "Don't Call Me Baby", a pop gem with Abba-strength hooks. There's clearly been an effort to get City into DJ crates, as there are enough robo-grooves here for the Larry Tee legion. But it shouldn't be overlooked: with City, the girls graduate to full-fledged pop savants, any shackles of a dying scene left in the dust. With luck, this will be enough to earn them the breakthrough they deserve.
Walt Miller
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #12 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:05:09 »
2004-xx-xx - Laut (Germany) - Album Review

http://www.laut.de/Client/City-(Album)

CLIENT City
Wieder Toast Hawaii, diesmal noch leckerer.
Review von Michael Schuh

Als Mute-affiner Musikkonsument ist man redaktionsintern schon mal gerne höhnischen Späßchen ausgesetzt, wenn man ein Produkt aus dem Hause Daniel Millers über den grünen Klee lobt. Auch Kollege Straub plagt bisweilen diese Vorverurteilung, dennoch verlieh er dem Client-Debüt furchtlos hervorragende vier Punkte. Im Nachhinein, an einem unserer abendlichen Elektro-Stammtische, waren wir uns aber beide einig, dass es eine Dreier-Wertung auch getan hätte, schmeckten die elf femininen Pop-Häppchen auf Albumlänge doch zu sehr nach Mensa-Käse, sprich: extrem cheesy. 
Ein Jahr später kommt nun das Desert, wieder Toast Hawaii, diesmal aber auch auf den zweiten Biss ausgesprochen saftig. Zwar verstecken Kate Holmes und Sarah Blackwood beim Opener ihren Drang, fortan rocken zu wollen, noch hinter einem schluffigen E-Piano und einem sicheren Client-Hit. Wer aber bei "Come On" noch nicht merkt, dass hier ein neuer Spirit weht, hat an Client bislang wohl vor allem die fraglos hübschen Frauenbeine bewundert.
Ultradreckig tönt hier der Synthie-Bass in der Rotationsschleife, Blackwoods Strophen verlassen alte "Rock'n'Roll is all I wanna do"-Herzschmerz-Schemata, und huldigen dafür beinahe gelangweilt der Monotonie. Ein neues Groove-Bewusstsein im Client-Konzept. Gleich danach das zweite Highlight: "Overdrive". Man muss - natürlich im Kontext - sogar erstmals das Wort Soul zur Beschreibung eines Client-Songs heranziehen, woran nicht unwesentlich ein gewisser Martin L. Gore (ja, auch Mute!) mit seinen ultra-cheesy "Yeah"-Background Vocals mitschuldig ist.
Ist Gores Geschlecht auf Anhieb nur schwer zu erraten, verhält sich das bei "Pornography" anders. Carl Barât, momentan alleiniger Libertines-Steuermann, lenkt das Synthie-Boot gemeinsam mit Blackwood im Refrain dank gewohntem Leiergesang weit weg von jeglichen Kitschfelsen. Dies schafft auch Pete Doherty, Libertines-Steuermann a.D., der im folgenden, bereits von der Single-Auskopplung bekannten "Down To The Underground" sogar in den Strophen ran darf. Bedanken darf man sich für diesen Gäste-Coup vermutlich bei Alan McGee, hauptberuflich Libertines-Manager, und nebenbei Ehemann von Keyboarderin Holmes.
Natürlich bietet "City" auch die bekannten sequencer-gestärkten Hits und zwei Erasure-mäßige Balladen auf, die dann auch etwas über's Ziel hinaus schießen: das mit Streichern angereicherte "The Chill Of October" und "One Day At A Time", dank Uralt-"Speak & Spell"-Sounds aber nicht uncharmant. Mit "Don't Call Me Baby" und dem ruhigen "Everything Must End" beweisen Client vielmehr, dass sie mittlerweile als Pet Shop Boys des Damen-Pops bezeichnet werden dürfen. Selbst wenn Neil Tennant niemals "nuthin" statt "nothing" oder "enugh" statt "enough" singen würde.
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #13 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:05:27 »
2004-xx-xx - gaesteliste (Germany) - Keep the momentum going!

http://www.gaesteliste.de/texte/show.html?id=50ea03fa8839418&_nr=864

Keep the momentum going!

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Der Plan, Gäste auf der zweiten Platte zu haben, hatte schon sehr früh festgestanden, mit Pete Doherty und Carl Barat von den Libertines hatten sie schon zwei Hochkaräter am Start, doch einer hatte einen sehr besonderen Stellenwert eingenommen: Martin L. Gore von Depeche Mode. "Wir hatten niemals erwartet, dass Martin mitmachen würde, denn er hat in den letzten 20 Jahren so ziemlich alle Kollaborationen abgelehnt", erzählt Sarah mit leuchtenden Augen. "Andy hatte ihm ein paar unserer neuen Songs geschickt und Martin gefielen sie alle sehr, besonders 'Overdrive' hatte es ihm angetan - also haben wir ihm einen Brief geschrieben und eigentlich in Erwartung einer Absage gefragt, ob er nicht auf dem Track mitsingen wolle. Eines Tages kam dann seine Antwort per Post, inklusive einer CD mit seinem Gesangs-Part!" Positive Überraschungen erlebt man doch immer wieder gerne - so auch im Falle von "City".
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Re: 2004: Client - Overdrive (featuring Martin Gore)
« Reply #14 on: 22 March 2012 - 04:05:44 »
2005-02-16 - BBC (UK) - Possibly your favourite Client

[Click the link to listen to the interview, in which Sarah Blackwood also talks about the idea to approach Martin for Overdrive.]

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nottingham/content/articles/2005/02/16/entertainment_music_interviews_2005_02_client_feature.shtml

Possibly your favourite Client
Two mysterious women who've finally revealed themselves. And we'll see a lot more of them when Client visit Nottingham as Erasure's support.

Once upon a time there were two musicians who joined different bands and enjoyed a certain amount of pop success.
The bands disappeared but the two women joined together in a new venture - Client. To create a certain mystique they called themselves Client A and Client B. But you can never keep a secret with the Internet around and Client have finally owned up - they are Kate Holmes, once of Frazier Chorus and Sarah Blackwood, the voice behind such Dubstar hits as Stars and Not So Manic Now.

Client 's second album features a host of star names like former Libertine mates Carl Barat and Pete Doherty. Then there's Martin Gore of Depeche Mode.
They'll soon be back in Nottingham supporting Erasure. Sarah Blackwood's been talking to Nigel Bell about:
Coming out from behind the Client A and B masks
Their musical heritage
A love for sleazy electro
Working with the Libertines and Martin Gore
Touring with Erasure
Taking Client abroad.

Client support Erasure when they play the Royal Concert Hall on 7th March. The show's a sell out so you'll probably have to wait until they return on their own headline tour if you haven't already got a ticket.
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