Behaviour by Pet Shop Boys

Behaviour by Pet Shop Boys

In 1990 I owned this cassette. An original one. I was thirteen and did not have many of those. This was a treasure that I would discover in my room by myself.  I played it over and over. It was a precious and I remember hesitating to throw away. It is, hands down, my favorite album from stylish, influential, and electronic-pop royalty that are Pet Shop Boys. With underrated lyrics, I dare you now to find an album which starts with a song of the caliber of Being Boring.     I have been thinking of writing about this album Read more »

‘Waiting for the Stars’ by Vitalic feat. David Shaw And The Beat

‘Waiting for the Stars’ by Vitalic feat. David Shaw And The Beat

The latest video release from this French artist is winningly strange and funky. Pascal Arbez-Nicolas aka Vitalic has been around for a good few years now. His 2005 debut lp Ok Cowboy was a particular favourite of one half of this blog back in the day and since then he’s been pretty busy, with his fourth studio album proper Vitalic (there’s also a live album and a DJ mix album). I guess you would describe his sound as electroclash disco with attitude if you were looking for a description. But I’m not, so suffice to say it made me jiggle my Read more »

New Reels: ‘Old Skool’ by Metronomy

New Reels: ‘Old Skool’ by Metronomy

This week we showcase the new single from this highly groovy British electronic four-piece. It’s almost ten years since Metronomy released their first lp Pip Paine (Pay the £5000 You Owe) and this July sees the release of their fifth entitled Summer 08, which is preceded by this, the lead single. The video, directed by Dawn Shadforth, sees a clearly dysfunctional couple enduring the false niceties of an increasingly out-of-control dinner party. It’s great fun and yet has a definite dark edge borne of the increasing sense of discomfort arising from the couple’s ever clearer loathing of each other. As Read more »