Erasure today announce the release of its 16th studio album this fall, a 10-track record titled The Violet Flame that will be followed by a massive 58-date world tour that will mostly see Andy Bell and Vince Clarke play venues in the U.S. and U.K. between mid-September and the end of 2014.
Tag: Vince Clarke
Erasure has unveiled both the tracklisting for its upcoming holiday album Snow Globe and detailed plans to offer fans a deluxe 3CD box set of the album that will include a second disc of alternate versions and some Christmas classics not on the record itself, plus a recording of the duo’s Christmas radio show.
Synthpop duo Erasure will get festive this fall with a brand-new holiday album called Snow Globe that will include both original compositions and “seasonal classics” — a collection that singer Andy Bell says led him to rediscover his “inner choirboy.” The album is set to be released Nov. 11.
In an effort to create a synthesizer version of the ever-popular air guitar, Erasure’s Vince Clarke is asking fans to enter his First International Synth Gurning Competition by filming themselves making synth sounds with their mouths “whilst pulling a funny face.” To help get things started, he’s offered up his own video.
Vince Clarke — he of Erasure, and former stints in Depeche Mode and Yazoo, of course — has been playing the occasional DJ set of late, and he’s got another one booked for June 22 at Velvet Underground in Toronto. And guess what? We’ve got a pair of general-admission tickets to give away to one lucky Slicing Up Eyeballs reader.
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.”
Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware teamed up in the late ’90s to record a pair of atmospheric albums under the moniker The Clarke & Ware Experiment. Now, a dozen years later, they’ve paired those two albums with eight CDs of unreleased material to create a limited-edition box set called The House of Illustrious.
Erasure on Friday will announced and put on sale a limited-edition collectors’ box set called ‘The Complete Tomorrow’s World,’ a release that caps off the promotion cycle of the band’s 2011 album by collecting commercially unavailable tracks and mixes, plus all of the promotional videos made for the record’s singles.
Back in June, Erasure’s Vince Clarke tweeted news that he’d “just finished ‘Fly on the Windscreen’ featuring Ane Brun on vocals and kazoo,” a somewhat cryptic message that also noted “the turtle is restless.” Well, now, three months later, we can finally get a taste of Clarke’s new recording of his former bandmates’ song.
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.
Mute Records this week released a 10-minute video Q&A with former Depeche Mode bandmates Vince Clarke and Martin L. Gore in which the duo discuss their reunion under the banner of the VCMG techno project, the making of their album ‘Ssss’ and unresolved issues between the two.