Tag: Alison Moyet

New releases: Alison Moyet, Killing Joke, David Bowie, Wonder Stuff, Blow Monkeys

New releases: Alison Moyet, Killing Joke, David Bowie, Wonder Stuff, Blow Monkeys

This week’s new releases include a brand-new studio album from former Yazoo singer Alison Moyet, plus a new singles collection from Killing Joke, a five-disc box set of Berlin-era albums from David Bowie and the U.S. releases of the latest records from The Wonder Stuff and The Blow Monkeys.

Video: Alison Moyet, ‘When I Was Your Girl’ — first single off new album ‘the minutes’

Video: Alison Moyet, ‘When I Was Your Girl’ — first single off new album ‘the minutes’

Former Yazoo frontwoman Alison Moyet last month debuted the first material off her upcoming eight solo album the minutes, and now comes the official video for the first single, “When I Was Your Girl.” The U.S. version premiered today via USA Today (it’s been viewable in restricted form in other parts of the world since last week).

Alison Moyet announces extensive U.K. tour for ‘the minutes,’ but U.S. shows unlikely

Alison Moyet announces extensive U.K. tour for ‘the minutes,’ but U.S. shows unlikely

Alison Moyet today announced an extensive, 24-date tour of the U.K. and Ireland this fall in support of her upcoming album ‘the minutes’ — that’s the just-revealed cover art posted above — and said the concerts will place the new album “center stage” and focus on “significant electronic material in her back catalog.”

Free MP3: Alison Moyet, ‘Changeling’ — first track off upcoming album ‘the minutes’

Free MP3: Alison Moyet, ‘Changeling’ — first track off upcoming album ‘the minutes’

Former Yazoo frontwoman Alison Moyet today announced that her upcoming eighth solo album will be called the minutes, and then proceeded to debut the first track off the largely electronic collection — a song called “Changeling,” which can be downloaded for free via the widget below in exchange for an e-mail address.

Alison Moyet of Yazoo to release new electronic-based ‘prog-pop’ album in May

Alison Moyet of Yazoo to release new electronic-based ‘prog-pop’ album in May

U.K. imprint Cooking Vinyl today announced it has signed Alison Moyet to a worldwide deal with plans to release the former Yazoo singer’s eighth studio album this May, an electronic-based collection that signer describes both as “prog-pop” and “born of reconstructed improvisation.”

Yazoo singles, album cuts, mixes assembled on ‘The Collection’ double-disc set

Yazoo singles, album cuts, mixes assembled on ‘The Collection’ double-disc set

The all-too-brief early ’80s career of synthpop duo Yazoo — comprised of singer Alison Moyet and former Depeche Mode member Vince Clarke — will be anthologized next month on a new 2CD set called ‘The Collection,’ which assembles singles, cuts from the band’s two albums and both vintage and recent remixes.

The Week in Rock: July 8-14, 2012

The Week in Rock: July 8-14, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about INXS, Depeche Mode, My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult, Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, The Cure, Public Image Ltd., The Dream Syndicate, Franke Goes to Hollywood, The Fixx and more.

Video: Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, Nile Rodgers play The Smiths at Montreux Jazz

Video: Johnny Marr, Alison Moyet, Nile Rodgers play The Smiths at Montreux Jazz

Last night at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, producers and musicians Nile Rodgers and Mark Ronson enlisted Johnny Marr and Alison Moyet, who joined the Rodgers-led Chic on stage to perform Ronson’s arrangement of The Smiths’ “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before.”

Alison Moyet to play trio of ‘Rare & Obscured’ club dates in London this fall

Alison Moyet to play trio of ‘Rare & Obscured’ club dates in London this fall

Former Yazoo singer Alison Moyet will perform three intimate concerts in London this fall billed as ‘Alison Moyet: Rare & Obscured’ at which she promises to perform ‘a set of songs less-visited, focusing largely on her catalogue from the last decade — hits not expected to attend and curved balls may apply.’

Video: Yazoo, Erasure, The Assembly, most of Depeche Mode at Short Circuit Presents Mute

Video: Yazoo, Erasure, The Assembly, most of Depeche Mode at Short Circuit Presents Mute

Short Circuit Presents Mute wrapped up last night in London with a Vince Clarke extravaganza, which included a set with Erasure, an appearance by Alison Moyet for what might have been Yazoo’s final performance and a surprise reunion with Feargal Sharkey to play the lone single the duo recorded as The Assembly.

Erasure, Yazoo, members of Depeche Mode to perform at Short Circuit Presents Mute

Erasure, Yazoo, members of Depeche Mode to perform at Short Circuit Presents Mute

A parade of classic synthpop and electronic artists including Erasure, Yazoo, Nitzer Ebb and four current and former members of Depeche Mode will take the stage in London this weekend to celebrate the hugely influential Mute Records label at the annual Short Circuit Electronic Music Festival.

Video: Billy Bragg, Alison Moyet pay tribute to Kirsty MacColl at London benefit concert

Last night, a host of musicians — including Alison Moyet and Billy Bragg — gathered at London’s O2 Sheperd’s Bush Empire to remember the life and musical legacy of Kirsty MacColl on what would have been the late singer’s 51st birthday.

Video: Buggles play ‘Check It Out!,’ by Nicki Minaj and will.i.am, at ‘Lost Gig’ reunion

The biggest surprise of The Buggles’ reunion concert Tuesday night came when Trevor Horn and Co. gamely attempted to cover the newly released single ‘Check It Out!’ by Nicki Minaj and will.i.am, which heavily samples the Buggles’ signature hit ‘Video Killed the Radio Star.’

The Buggles enlist OMD, Alison Moyet, Claudia Brücken for ‘Lost Gig’ reunion concert

The Buggles enlist OMD, Alison Moyet, Claudia Brücken for ‘Lost Gig’ reunion concert

Renowned producer Trevor Horn promised “very special guest artists” for tonight’s one-off Buggles reunion concert, and he’s delivered: In addition to opening act Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, former Yazoo singer Alison Moyet and Claudia Brücken, of Propaganda, are slated to appear.