The PET SHOP BOYS will release a new single 'Flamboyant' towards the end of March (29-3-2004). The track has been remixed for the single release and will also be accompanied by dance mixes and a video. There will be dance mixes by Scissor Sisters, DJ Hell and Tomcraft. The Pet Shop Boys have also announced that they will be playing a very special exclusive show in London in March. A tune with a title that sums up the Pet Shop Boys sound so very aptly would have to be one of their best singles to date. Flamboyant is camp, joyous pop and a return to the sort of form that made Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant household names.
Taken from their recent PopArt retrospective Flamboyant confirms the Pet Shop Boys as one of the most innovative and downright brilliant pop acts of the past twenty years. www.petshopboys.co.uk
Scotlands newest indie darlings Franz Ferdinand release their second single of nu-wave brilliance, the Blondie-meets-Rapture disco stomper, "Take Me Out". Another sure-fire hit on Domino, Franz Ferdinand should secure a reputation every bit as infamous as their namesake (hopefully without the war-instigating assassination, although stranger things have happened).
An excellent taster for the new album that arrives in February.
Take Me Out will also be released as a limited edition 7".
The new single of Ryuichi Sakamoto and David Sylvian called "World Citizen" has been released in Japan!
World Citizen is out on Warner Music in Japan (Warner Japan WPCL-10043) and is the theme song for J-Wave's 15th anniversary.
1. World Citizen (I Won't Be Disappointed) (Short Version) 2. World Citizen (Short Version) 3. World Citizen (I Won't Be Disappointed) (Long Version) 4. World Citizen (Long Version) 5. World Citizen (Ryoji Ikeda Remix)
You Are The Quarry' is produced by Jerry Finn and engineered by Joe McGrath.
Musicians on the album are: Boz Boorer (guitar), Alain Whyte (guitar), Gary Day (bass), and Dean Butterworth (drums), with Roger Manning (piano).
The album has been recorded at Sarm in Berkshire (England), and Conway Studio in Los Angeles.
Songs recorded on the session are:
"America Is Not The World" "Irish Blood, English Heart" "I Have Forgiven Jesus" "Come Back To Camden" "I'm Not Sorry" "The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores" "How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel" "The First Of The Gang To Die" "Teenage Dad On His Estate" "I Like You" "The Never-Played Symphonies" "The Slum Mums" "You Know I Couldn't Last" "Home Is A Question Mark" "The Public Image" "It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small"
The album is set for release on the Attack label through Sanctuary Records in the second week of April. Attack are also negotiating with Nancy Sinatra to release her version of "Let Me Kiss You" as a single. The song was originally recorded by Morrissey for inclusion on You Are The Quarry. Also, Attack plan to release a single by James Maker (ex-Raymonde) called "I'm Unbearable."