This is an odd thing that artists keep doing – it would be perfectly possible to release albums a year or two apart and keep the enthusiasm flowing, but instead they choose to pile everything together. Just a couple of years ago, we learned about Sparks‘ new greatest hits album, and this week, it’s a lovely-looking 3CD / LP version of 1993’s Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins. Well, never mind – here’s an original performance of their new single, Let’s Go Surfing:
After many years without a Best Of compilation, Sparks seem to have now fallen into the trap of releasing a new one every couple of years. Now we have Past Tense, which seems to have a pretty good track listing. Let’s take a look at the lovely video for Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me).
It’s only a few weeks since we last heard from them, but Pet Shop Boys are already back with their next single, with a little help from Years & Years – this is Dreamland.
A lot of classic dance acts seem to be very active at the moment, so it’s definitely time for new Underworld material. Their album, Drift Songs, comes out in a couple of weeks, and as a taster, here’s Listen to Their No.
I realised I’d totally forgotten to tell you about this, another hookup from the 2001 Closer to Heaven project, which sees Frances Barber reprising her role as Billie Trix from the musical. Music is by Pet Shop Boys.
Well, it definitely isn’t often that you get to preview a new 808 State album. They’re back with Transmission Suite, which comes out in a couple of weeks. This is Tokyo Tokyo.
It’s exciting to finally be able to preview some new material from Trentemøller. The new album Obverse comes out this week, and from it, this is Sleeper.