Wednesday April 16, 2014
Pet Shop Boys
Pet Shop Boys are the UK’s most successful pop duo with 12 Top Ten studio albums and 40 Top 20 singles, including four number one records.Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe first met in 1981 and began writing songs together. Their first single “West End girls” was released in 1984 as a one-off single but the following year they signed to Parlophone/EMI Records and a new version of “West End girls” climbed to the top of the charts. The single went on to reach number one in nine countries, including the USA. Their success continued with the release of further UK number one hits, “It’s a sin”, “Always on my mind” and “Heart”. They won Brit awards for Best Single in 1987 and Best Group in 1988. In 2009 they were presented with the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.
"Electric" features nine tracks in total – eight brand new songs plus a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s "The last to die". The British singer and rapper, Example, performs on one track, "Thursday". The album was recorded in London, Berlin and Los Angeles. Neil and Chris comment: “Our latest album often evolves as a response to our previous album and, whereas ‘Elysium’ had a reflective mood, ‘Electric’ is pretty banging! And working with Stuart Price on a studio album is something we have wanted to do for a very long time."
"Electric" was released worldwide July 15th 2013