Pet Shop Boys are 'Electric' (Created 10/3/13)
It's not always a bad thing when the media uses a plethora of adjectives to describe new musicians, especially when the words are 'electic, ironic, witty and contemporary.'
Yes, it's hard being a member of the Pet Shop Boys these days. Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe are an electronic pop duo that's been around a long time, but they've rarely garnered headlines the way they have in recent months. Maybe that's because their new album, "Electric," released in July, was born from a collection of songs that were held back from 2012's "Elysium." With the projects in complete contrast – one a darker tone, one more dance-oriented material – the guys have again found solid ground and are soaking up the adulation of an adoring fan base.
Pet Shop Boys actually formed in London all the way back in 1981, dubbing themselves the Pet Shop Boys in honor of friends who were employed at such an establishment. They spun their wheels for a few years, as most artists tend to do, but hit paydirt with 1985's "Opportunities (Let's Make Lots of Money"). Since then, they've sold some 50 million records worldwide and are the most successful duo in UK music history as listed by The Guinness Book of World Records.
Pet Shop Boys are also three-time Brit Award winners, six-time Grammy nominees and have charted 42 Top 30 singles and 22 Top 1 hits on the UK Singles Chart. "Electric," their twelfth studio album, reached number 3 on the UK Albums Chart in its first week of release – their highest album position since 1993.
The Pet Shop Boys Start Plans for a 2013 Tour
Pet Shop Boys Tour Dates 2013 Pet Shop Boys Tickets 2013 Pet Shop Boys Video UPDATE: Sonar Festival Pet Shop Boys, who are scheduled for four headlining gigs across Europe this coming June (see below for details), have revealed their plans to be one of the headlining acts as part of the 2013 edition of…Read more
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