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Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The two started working together on material for a planned Propaganda album, but when the Propaganda reunion fell through, the pair concentrated on working on their own songs. At the end of 2000 they toured the United States under the title "OMD Revisited Tour", where they played songs from their past and some new material.
After four years of writing the duo finally released some of their songs as a five-track EP entitled Item. They also did their first live performance as Onetwo at the Carling Academy Islington in London on 30 September 2004 .
In 2006, they performed live at Leicester Cathedral in August and at the London venue Too2Much in November. This was followed by a three-date Central/South American tour during November. In April 2007, they toured Germany. Later that year they supported Erasure and The Human League.
The 5-track EP Item was released 28 June 2004 . Their debut album Instead was released 26 February 2007 , a week after the single "Cloud Nine", a track co-written by Brücken and Martin Gore of Depeche Mode.