Tag: Chris Lowe

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pet Shop Boys cover Bee Gees in tribute to Robin Gibb, release new ‘Winner’ video

Pet Shop Boys cover Bee Gees in tribute to Robin Gibb, release new ‘Winner’ video

Pet Shop Boys have recorded a cover of the Bee Gees’ 1968 hit single ‘I Started A Joke’ in tribute to the late Robin Gibb — the band co-founder who died in May at age 62 — and will include it as a B-side to the duo’s upcoming single “Winner,” the first to be released off the forthcoming album ‘Elysium.’

Video: Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe discuss new B-sides set ‘Format’

Video: Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe discuss new B-sides set ‘Format’

With the Pet Shop Boys’ brand-new double-disc B-sides compilation ‘Format’ out in the U.K. this week, EMI Music has put together this nine-minute interview reel with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe discussing their method of writing B-sides, their format of choice and which song is most personal to them.

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (January 2012)

Download: Auto Reverse — Slicing Up Eyeballs Mixtape (January 2012)

New (work) week, new month, new year… time, it would seem, for the latest in our monthly series of Auto Reverse mixtapes — two 45-minute sides to help you ease back into post-holiday life. Stream or download the two sides, crammed, as always, with some ’80s college-rock favorites and a few new tracks.

Pet Shop Boys to release ‘Format’ B-sides comp, spanning 1996-2009, in February

Pet Shop Boys to release ‘Format’ B-sides comp, spanning 1996-2009, in February

The Pet Shop Boys not only are expecting to release a new studio album in 2012, they’re currently assembling a brand-new B-sides compilation — a sequel to 1995’s 2CD set ‘Alternative’ that will be called ‘Format,’ and span the years 1996 to 2009 — for release in February, the duo revealed in a new interview this week.