Pet Shop Boys - 'Electric'

Pet Shop Boys - 'Electric'

Pet Shop Boys’ defining era, their self-described “imperial phase”, began nearly 20 years ago. They owned it in ridiculous style. Show me a band with a better run of singles than their first 10 and I’ll show you the list of theirs again,...

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Pet Shop Boys - 'Elysium'

Pet Shop Boys - 'Elysium'

“ I still like some of your early stuff ”, deadpans Neil Tennant on ‘Your Early Stuff’, an oddly apt sentiment since ‘West End Girls’ jumped back into the charts after the PSBs’ appearance at the Olympics closing ceremony. But their...

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Pet Shop Boys - 'Winner'

Pet Shop Boys - 'Winner'

It’s easy to hate on the Olympics. The traffic. The tracksuits that look like sperm costumes. TV being rubbish. To counteract all this, the Pet Shop Boys have released one of the most uplifting songs in the history of the Pet Shop Boys....

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Album Review: Pet Shop Boys

Pet Shop Boys

Facts about this album: * Pet Shop Boys are Chris Lowe and Neil Tennant. * Pet Shop Boys recently received the Outstanding Contribution award at the 2009 Brit Awards, where they performed with Lady Gaga and Brandon Flowers. * 'Yes' is PSB's...

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Pet Shop Boys: 'Disco Four'

Pet Shop Boys: 'Disco Four'

Pet Shop Boys have been a band for longer than Klaxons have been alive. They’ve weathered dance music fads like a disco-pop schooner and, after 26 years, they’re still getting the big-gun remix gigs. ‘Disco Four’ celebrates their sticking...

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Pet Shop Boys : Disco 3

Pet Shop Boys : Disco 3

Given that this is a collection of remixes and obscurities tossed off since 'Release' set charts alight precisely nowhere, it would be a slightly rum do if this turned out to be the Pet Shop Boys ' best album in ten years. But that's precisely...

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Pet Shop Boys : Release

Pet Shop Boys : Release

To the casual observer, the Pet Shop Boys ' career has been in decline since 1993's 'Very', but to fans it's been business as usual. Defending 'Release' will be less easy. It's their worst album to date. Amid this ten-track jamboree of...

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Pet Shop Boys  :  Home & Dry

Pet Shop Boys : Home & Dry

They're back and they're being frightfully sniffy about Will and Gareth. Which is to be expected. Because the Pet Shop Boys are so superior to the common pop hoi-poloi that to be anything other than smugly arrogant would simply smack of false...

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Pet Shop Boys/ARE Weapons : London Astoria

Pet Shop Boys/ARE Weapons : London Astoria

After the feast of fantastic music the NME CARLING SHOWS have served up this year, it's time for the crowning glory. The Pet Shop Boys ' 'intimate' gig is one of the most anticipated shows of NME's week-and-a-half at London's Astoria, and,...

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Closer To Heaven : London Arts Theatre

Closer To Heaven : London Arts Theatre

Tricky things musicals. For every 'The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg' - subtle evocations of love and loss communicated through bittersweet melodies that don't need to sledgehammer their way into your head - there's a 'Rent', all desperately camp...

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