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Pet Shop Boys ‘Being Boring’ is 30 years old today

Pet Shop Boys released one of their most poignant hits on this day in 1990. Being Boring was the second single off their album Behaviour and hits clever lyrics and a subtle nod to those lost to the AIDS epidemic made it one of the duo’s most loved songs. For their fourth record Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe worked […]

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Here’s your first look at Russell T Davies new show ‘It’s a Sin’

Here’s your first look at Russell T Davies new show ‘It’s a Sin’

Britain’s Channel 4 have released a teaser trailer for Russell T Davies new show It’s a Sin, which is expected to premiere in 2021. The show which is set in London in the 1980’s around the time of the AIDS crisis was originally called The Boys, but it’s been given a new name, taking inspiration from a song by […]

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Pet Shop Boys ‘West End Girls’ proclaimed Best British #1 ever

Pet Shop Boys ‘West End Girls’ proclaimed Best British #1 ever

The Guardian newspaper has been counting down The greatest UK No 1 singles of all time and Pet Shop Boys’ West End Girl has come out at the top of the list. The song has been described as a “lens on to a glamorous demimonde” with Neil Tennant’s raps about London nightlife filled with a variety […]

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Earth Wind and Fire songwriter Allee Willis dies at 72

Earth Wind and Fire songwriter Allee Willis dies at 72

Songwriter Allee Willis, who wrote a stack of hits for funk band Earth Wind and Fire, as well as hits for Pet Shop Boys and Dusty Springfield, and the theme tune to Friends, has died aged 72. The songwriter’s death was announced by her partner Prudence Fenton. Willis died after suffering a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. […]

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Pet Shop Boys reveal special bonus disc on new album

Pet Shop Boys reveal special bonus disc on new album

Pet Shop Boys have revealed that a special bonus disc version of their forthcoming album will be available, as well as a cassette version. Hotspot, will be available to purchase in two additional formats: on cassette and a 2-disc deluxe CD version, which includes an instrumental version of the whole album on the second disc. […]

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Remembering Pete Burns on what would have been his 60th birthday

Remembering Pete Burns on what would have been his 60th birthday

Pop sensation Pete Burns would have celebrated his 60th birthday today. The singer passed away in 2016 aged 57 after suffering cardiac arrest. Best known for Dead or Alive’s smash hit You Spin Me Round (Like A Record), the singer was notorious for playing with typical gender conventions and is seen by many as a pioneer of […]

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Pet Shop Boys reveal they are working with Olly Alexander

Pet Shop Boys reveal they are working with Olly Alexander

Pet Shop Boys have revealed they’re working with Years & Years singer Olly Alexander, posting a photo to social media of them working in the studio. The duo are currently recording their fourteenth studio album, the follow up to 2016’s Super. They recently put out an EP of four new tracks called Agenda.  The EP saw them reunited […]

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Pet Shop Boys announce new cabaret musical ‘MUSIK’

Pet Shop Boys announce new cabaret musical ‘MUSIK’

Pet Shop Boys have announced they’ll be creating a new cabaret musical MUSIK that will see them reunite with writer Jonathan Harvey and actor Frances Barber. In 2001 the musical duo teamed up with Harvey to create the musical Closer to Heaven which was set in a nightclub. Barber played retired rock icon and actress Billie Trix. The […]

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Pet Shop Boys suggest we give stupidity a chance

Pet Shop Boys suggest we give stupidity a chance

The Pet Shop Boys have a brand new song, Give Stupidity a Chance. It comes three years after their last release Super. The tune sees Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe asking some satirical questions about politics in 2019. “”We need a leader who knows that money means class / With an eye for a peach perfect piece of […]

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Pet Shop Boys provide some further listening

Pet Shop Boys provide some further listening

Pet Shop Boys have always been a band who’ve been acclaimed not just for their high-selling singes but also their album tracks, b-sides and side projects. Since forming in 1981 the band band have released thirteen albums, not to mention four remix collections, two double albums of b-sides, a ballet, a film soundtrack, a musical […]

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