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.
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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 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.”
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.