Famous faces tea towel

Famous faces tea towel

Someone just gave me this tea towel! Neil x

Radio interview

An interview with Chris and Neil by Matt Everitt was broadcast on BBC 6 Music today during which they talked about the making of their forthcoming album, Hotspot, and also about next year’s greatest hits tour. You can hear it at the link below (first part at approx 44 minutes and the second part at approx 1 hour, 44 minutes).

Not So Silent Night

Not So Silent Night

Neil will be singing a couple of songs at Rufus and Martha Wainwright’s Christmas show at the Royal Festival Hall in London on December 6th. Other guests include Chrissie Hynde and Guy Garvey. Full details at the link below.

Auction

The lyrics of “Up against it” from the 1996 PSB album, Bilingual, have been handwritten by Neil for an auction in support of the Joe Orton Statue Appeal. Full details at the first link below. The title “Up against it” was borrowed from Joe Orton’s never-produced film script for The Beatles.

Record audience for PSB Hyde Park show

Record audience for PSB Hyde Park show

The PSB performance in Hyde Park for BBC Radio 2 reached a record TV audience. Full story at the link below.

UK number one

“Dreamland” has entered the UK physical singles chart at number one after being released on CD and 12-inch vinyl. Link to the complete chart below.

John Peel

Someone has reminded us that the complete 2002 PSB session recorded for The John Peel Show on BBC Radio One can be heard (including remarks from John Peel) at the You Tube link below. Guitarists Mark Refoy and Bic Hayes joined Chris and Neil at the BBC Studios in Maida Vale, London, to record four songs in just four hours.

Manchester Literature Festival

Manchester Literature Festival

Just signed 600 books and waiting to go on stage at the Manchester Literature Festival to be interviewed by the poet Andrew McMillan. Neil x

Chris's birthday

Chris is 60 today!

Frieze

Spent a nice day at the Frieze Art Fair in London. Neil x

UK Radio Chart

“Dreamland” is the highest climber this week in the official UK radio airplay chart, going up 167 places to number 20. Full chart at the link below.

Hyde Park

What a magical night! Thank you BBC Radio 2, BBC4 TV and everyone in Hyde Park! And very special thanks to our two guests – click on the links below to watch “Dreamland” featuring Olly Alexander and ”What have I done to deserve this?” featuring Beverley Knight. Photo: James Adkins

Tonight

Loved tonight’s little warm-up show at 229 in London! Everyone singing along. Beautiful. Neil x Photo: Angela Becker

Rehearsals

Looking forward to this weekend! Neil x

Dreamland

Lovely message from Olly Alexander. So pleased to have released our new song with Years & Years today. Hope you all like it. We got up early to be there when Zoe Ball gave it the first play anywhere on her Radio 2 breakfast show. Thanks, Zoe! Link below. Neil xx

Edinburgh

Congratulations to the fabulous Frances Barber for three wonderful weeks of sold-out and critically acclaimed performances of “Musik” at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The show comes to London’s Leicester Square Theatre next week – only a few seats left. Details at the link below. Photo: Murdo MacLeod

Manchester Literature Festival

Manchester Literature Festival

Neil Tennant will be in conversation with the poet Andrew McMillan at a event during the Manchester Literature Festival on October 5th. Full details at the link below.

1996

Guests on The Ant & Dec Show, 1996.

Opening night

Congratulations to Frances Barber for her brilliant first performance as Billie Trix in “Musik” last night in Edinburgh. The sell-out crowd gave her a standing ovation at the end. Photo: Lee Newby

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