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“Hotspot” released this week
News
19 January 2020

Pet Shop Boys’ highly anticipated new studio album, “Hotspot”, will be released on Friday, January 24th, on x2 Records/Kobalt.

“Hotspot” was mostly recorded in Hansa Studios, Berlin, and mixed in The Record Plant, Los Angeles. It was produced and mixed by Stuart Price and features ten brand new Tennant/Lowe tracks including the singles “Dreamland” (featuring Years & Years) and "Monkey Business". Another of the songs, “Burning the heather”, recorded at RAK Studios in London, has also been released as a single and features Bernard Butler on guitar.

Pet Shop Boys say:

“We’ve written much of our music over the last ten years in Berlin and it was an exciting experience to work on this album in the legendary Hansa studios there and add a new dimension to our sound.”

The album is the last instalment of the trilogy of PSB albums produced by Stuart Price, following “Electric” in 2013 and “Super” in 2016. It will be released on CD, vinyl, limited edition cassette and digitally and is available to pre-order now from the link below.

Track-listing for “Hotspot”:

1. Will-o-the-wisp
2. You are the one
3. Happy people
4. Dreamland (featuring Years & Years)
5. Hoping for a miracle
6. I don’t wanna
7. Monkey business
8. Only the dark
9. Burning the heather
10. Wedding in Berlin

News
22 January 2020
Pet Shop Boys will be joining Lauren Laverne tomorrow for a live interview on the BBC Radio 6 Music Breakfast Show. Tune in from 9:30 am at the link below.

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Live interview with Lauren Laverne
News
2 January 2020
Pet Shop Boys have today revealed their new single “Monkey business”, with the radio edit available to stream now. The single will be released February 7th on CD, digital and 12-inch vinyl formats and is available to pre-order now at the link below.

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New single “Monkey business”
News
24 December 2019
We would like to wish all fans, friends and visitors to this site a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Highlights of 2019 for Chris and Neil were:* Finishing the forthcoming album, “Hotspot”, with Stuart Price in both Los Angeles and London, after starting it last year in Berlin.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Hotspot

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Monkey business
  • May 1st, 2020
    Mercedes-Benz Arena, Berlin, Germany
  • May 2nd, 2020
    König-Pilsener Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
  • May 5th, 2020
    Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
  • May 6th, 2020
    AFAS Live, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • May 8th, 2020
    Leipzig Arena, Leipzig, Germany
  • May 10th, 2020
    Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany

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On This Day

2001

The Boys are in Neil's home studio, where they resume work on an old track that will ultimately evolve into 'The Night I Fell in Love.'

2010

The Pet Shop Boys are among the artists who have donated items for an online charity auction to raise money for the victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti ten days before. Chris and Neil have donated a copy of their highly collectible (and very expensive) special 11-disc vinyl edition of Yes.

2011

The Pet Shop Boys make a surprise appearance performing at the Prada 'Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Show and Special Event' at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.

2013

They're spending much of the month planning and working on their upcoming Electric Tour. Today they develop a new version of their old song 'I Get Excited (You Get Excited Too)' for the show.

Run, girl, run
away from the sun
Napalm burns
so close to your body
Photographers shoot
cameras roll
The western world
would like to say sorry

Run, girl, run
You'll be someone
One fine morning
without any warning

Because peace comes
from the barrel of a gun
A thousand flowers

Monkey business (radio edit)

Spotify

2019 was a prolific year for PSB. Follow the “Pet Shop Boys 2019” playlist on Spotify to hear everything released by PSB last year from “Agenda” to “Musik” to “Dreamland” and more.

Pet Texts

Musik in London
Pet Text
19 January 2020

It’s just over two weeks until “Musik”, written by Jonathan Harvey with songs by Neil and Chris and starring Frances Barber as Billie Trix, begins a four-week run in London’s West End

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Five-star album review
Pet Text
19 January 2020

There’s a five-star review of the new “Hotspot” album in the Mail newspaper today. Link below.

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Cassette!
Pet Text
15 January 2020

Haven’t seen one of these for a while! Neil x

Musik Express
Pet Text
14 January 2020

The latest issue of “Musik Express” magazine in Germany has a 12-page PSB feature and a cover-mounted 7-inch single. It’s on sale now. More details at the link below.

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