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I’m A Little Bi-Furious: Bi+ women and non-binary folk talk biphobia

I’m A Little Bi-Furious: Bi+ women and non-binary folk talk biphobia

In the 2015 comedy Me Him Her Gabbi, played by Emily Meade, is called a “fake lesbian” by her evil ex-girlfriend. Gabbi’s perceived crime? Falling for Cory, and being unwilling to take back the ex. In between the fairly standard “boy meets girl and hilarity ensues” formula, the film has some interesting discussions about identity. […]

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White house omits Gauthier Destenay from photo caption

White house omits Gauthier Destenay from photo caption

The White House omitted naming the husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister when it posted a photo of the partners of NATO leaders to it’s Facebook page. The photo of architect Gauthier Destenay, who is married to Luxembourg’s PM Xavier Bettel made headlines around this world this week. When the picture by photographer Andrea Hanks was first posted […]

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Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ is 38 years old

Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ is 38 years old

Gloria Gaynor’s disco anthem I Will Survive is 38 years old today. Originally released on October 23rd 1978 the song about getting through a broken relationship was quickly adopted by the LGBTI community who embraced it’s themes of strength and persistence. The song was written by Freddie Perren and Dino Fekaris, and recorded by Gloria Gaynor in […]

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Hands up, who remembers Lana Pillay?

Hands up, who remembers Lana Pillay?

Erasure singer Andy Bell is about to release a remix version of his solo theatrical project ‘Torsten The Beautiful Libertine’. The new remix collection is titled ‘Variance’ and the single ‘Queercore’ has been remixed by Matt Pop. Lo and behold, who is it teaming up with Bell on the new version of the track? It’s […]

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Manchester’s new Lord Mayor quotes ABBA at inauguration

Manchester’s new Lord Mayor quotes ABBA at inauguration

Carl Austin-Behan is the new Lord Mayor of Manchester, the first openly gay man to hold the role. At his swearing in ceremony the new Lord Mayor promised to do his best, quoting camp music legends ABBA. “I’m going to do my very best and it ain’t no lie. “You’re going to take me to […]

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Indelible Erasure: An interview with Vince Clarke

Indelible Erasure: An interview with Vince Clarke

Erasure’s Vince Clarke is no one trick pony. From his work with Depeche Mode, Yazoo, The Assembly and more, the multi-talented musician has lost no momentum after over 30 years in the industry. We chatted to Vince about his expansive career. When did you first get into music? What was your first step? When I […]

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Erasure Return With Elevation

Erasure Return With Elevation

Erasure are back with a new single called ‘Elevation’ and will release their new album ‘The Violet Flame’ in September. “It’s all about hope, forgiveness, being given a new chance and the world being your oyster” – Andy Bell. As the duo approach 30 years of songwriting having sold over 25 million albums worldwide, the […]

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Andy Bell Releases New Solo Album

Andy Bell Releases New Solo Album

Erasure’s lead singer Andy Bell is releasing a new solo album which has been described as the most serious work of his career. The theatrical work is titled ‘Torsten, The Bareback Saint’ and is about a gay man watching his partners affected by the AIDS epidemic. Described as theatrical song cycle, the 22 track album […]

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Retro Cassette Friday

We’ve declared Friday ‘retro cassette day’ in the OUTinPerth office. Each week we’re going to insert five cassettes into our trusty TEAC cassette player and review five albums from the past. We hope you discover or re-discover some gems of days gone by. Agnetha Faltskog, Wrap Your Arm Around Me Polar Music, 1983 You really […]

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Andy Bell Takes on Kate Bush

Andy Bell Takes on Kate Bush

Erasure’s lead singer Andy Bell has revealed he’ll be releasing a version of the Kate Bush classic ‘Breathing’. The track is part of the British Electric Foundati0n’s release ‘Dark: Music of Quality and Distinction Volume 3’. The BEF is made up of Martin Ware and Ian Craig Marsh. The duo left British electro band The […]

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