Tag: Neil Tennant

Listen: Soft Cell brings in Pet Shop Boys to rework new single “Purple Zone”

Listen: Soft Cell brings in Pet Shop Boys to rework new single “Purple Zone”

 Soft Cell are teasing their first new album in 20 years with a version of one of the record’s songs newly reworked by the Pet Shop Boys.

Soft Cell enlists Pet Shop Boys for single ahead of first new album in 20 years

Soft Cell enlists Pet Shop Boys for single ahead of first new album in 20 years

Soft Cell will release their first new album in 20 years this May, but before that, the duo has teamed up with Pet Shop Boys to rework one of the songs on the record.

Pet Shop Boys record new ‘lockdown version’ of ‘West End Girls’ while isolated separately

Pet Shop Boys record new ‘lockdown version’ of ‘West End Girls’ while isolated separately

The Pet Shop Boys last week released a new “lockdown version” of their early hit single “Pet Shop Boys,” with a new musical bed put together by Chris Lowe on his laptop at the home where he’s in isolation from the coronavirus, and new vocals sung by Neil Tennant. You can hear the new version here.

Pet Shop Boys to release new album ‘Hotspot’ in January, debut single with Bernard Butler

Pet Shop Boys to release new album ‘Hotspot’ in January, debut single with Bernard Butler

The Pet Shop Boys will release their 14th studio album in January, a 10-song collection called Hotspot that will include the recently released dance track “Dreamland” — featuring Olly Alexander of the UK synthpop outfit Years & Years — as well as the new single “Burning the Heather,” which includes an assist from Bernard Butler.

Video: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Thursday’ featuring Example — next single off ‘Electric’

Video: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Thursday’ featuring Example — next single off ‘Electric’

The Pet Shop Boys won’t release the next single off their new album Electric until November — “Thursday,” featuring the rapper Example — but they went ahead and debuted the track’s music video, which features a giant Neil Tennant projected onto the sides of buildings.

Electronic reunion: Bernard Sumner joins Johnny Marr to play ‘Getting Away With It’

Electronic reunion: Bernard Sumner joins Johnny Marr to play ‘Getting Away With It’

After missed opportunities at a pair of U.S. shows booked around Coachella this past April, it finally happened: Bernard Sumner joined Johnny Marr on stage in England tonight for a one-song Electronic reunion as the duo performed their 1989 single “Getting Away With It” during the ex-Smiths guitarist’s slot opening for New Order.

Stream: Pet Shop Boys premiere excerpt of ‘Fluorescent’ off forthcoming ‘Electric’

Stream: Pet Shop Boys premiere excerpt of ‘Fluorescent’ off forthcoming ‘Electric’

The Pet Shop Boys today teased fans with a second cut off the duo’s forthcoming album Electric — or at least 1 minute and 11 seconds of a new song. Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant this morning released an excerpt of the song “Fluorescent,” which follows last month’s debut of lead single “Axis.”

Pet Shop Boys announce first North American tour in 4 years, debut ‘Axis’ video

Pet Shop Boys announce first North American tour in 4 years, debut ‘Axis’ video

Pet Shop Boys today announced full details of their forthcoming album Electric — the second release from Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant in less than a year — and revealed the itinerary for a month-long, 19-date tour that will bring the duo back to North America for the first time in four years this September and October.

Stream: Electronic 15-minute sampler of new expanded reissue — with unreleased clips

Stream: Electronic 15-minute sampler of new expanded reissue — with unreleased clips

The 1991 self-titled debut from indie supergroup Electronic — featuring New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with the occasional assist from Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant — will be reissued in the U.K. next week in a 2CD expanded edition.

Pet Shop Boys to release new album ‘Electric’ in June — watch club-ready video preview

Pet Shop Boys to release new album ‘Electric’ in June — watch club-ready video preview

Having just released their 11th album ‘Elysium’ six months ago, the Pet Shop Boys surprised fans this morning by announcing they already have another new studio album ready to go, and that they’ll release the record — titled ‘Electric’ — this June via Kobalt Label Services.

Electronic’s self-titled debut to be reissued as 2CD special edition with 8 unreleased tracks

Electronic’s self-titled debut to be reissued as 2CD special edition with 8 unreleased tracks

The 1991 self-titled debut from indie supergroup Electronic — featuring New Order frontman Bernard Sumner and guitarist Johnny Marr of The Smiths, with the occasional assist from Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant — will be reissued this spring in a 2CD special edition featuring eight previously unreleased bonus tracks.

Video: Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe discuss new album ‘Elysium’

Video: Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe discuss new album ‘Elysium’

With about 10 days left before the release of their 11th album, ‘Elysium,’ the Pet Shop Boys have released an 8-minute interview reel with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe. about their songwriting process and the making of the album, which already is garnering comparisons in sound and mood to 1990’s ‘Behaviour’.

Stream: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Leaving’ — second single off forthcoming ‘Elysium’

Stream: Pet Shop Boys, ‘Leaving’ — second single off forthcoming ‘Elysium’

The Pet Shop Boys today announced that the song “Leaving” will be the second single off the forthcoming Elysium, and will be released Oct. 15 in the U.K. on CD, 12-inch and as a digital download bundle “with extra tracks and remixes.” The track is slated to premiere on BBC Radio 2 on Friday, but you can hear it here now.

Pet Shop Boys reveal ‘Elysium’ cover art, tracklist, worldwide release dates

Pet Shop Boys reveal ‘Elysium’ cover art, tracklist, worldwide release dates

The Pet Shop Boys have unveiled the artwork and tracklist for their upcoming album ‘Elysium,’ which will be released this September worldwide by Parlophone/EMI in single-CD, double-CD and double-vinyl formats, as well as a “Mastered for iTunes” edition with track-by-track commentary from Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant.