Pet Shop Boys

When the pop icons of the 1980s have faded in to the background – or are engaged upon greatest hits comeback tours – there is one group that simply never went away.  That elegant contemporary pop-art duo the Pet Shop Boys continue to amaze new generations at major international festivals such as Barcelona’s Sonar where they will appear this summer. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe, behind hits like ‘West End Girls’ and ‘It’s a Sin’ will also soon release a new album, ‘Electric’It’s nine tracks include eight previously unreleased songs, including a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘The Last To Die’.  The due have focused on the club sound with their new album and there is a definite ‘Balearic’ buzz resonant of Ibiza sunsets, along with hip hop and soul influences. Recorded between Berlin, London and Los Angeles, ‘Electric’ includes on track ‘Thursday’ Example, the young English rapper who was nominated for a Brit Award.

‘Electric’ delivers an outstanding synthesis of pop and dance both retro and contemporary at the same time and with an enervating “live” feel.  Check out the pre-release track ‘Axis’ which will soon be remixed by Boys Noize.

 

Pierfrancesco Pacoda

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