Tag: Neil Tennant

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.