PET SHOP BOYS RELEASE THEIR BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘NONETHELESS’ ON PARLOPHONE RECORDS ON APRIL 26 AND ANNOUNCE FIVE PERFORMANCES AT LONDON’S ROYAL OPERA HOUSE IN JULY
THE SINGLE ‘LONELINESS’ IS AVAILABLE NOW, WITH A CD
RELEASE TO FOLLOW ON FEB 16
‘NONETHELESS’ SEES PSB WORK WITH PRODUCER JAMES FORD FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE ALBUM ALSO SEES THE DUO RETURN TO PARLOPHONE, THE LABEL WHICH RELEASED THEIR ICONIC AND MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL MATERIAL SPANNING 1985 – 2012
APRIL 2024 IS ALSO THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST-EVER PET SHOP BOYS SINGLE – THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF ‘WEST END GIRLS’
PRE-ORDERS FOR THE ALBUM WILL GIVE ACCESS TO PRIORITY TICKETS FOR THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE DATES
Artwork photography: Tim Walker Studio
Artwork design: Farrow/PSB
Pet Shop Boys start a busy 2024 with the announcement of the forthcoming release of a brand new, 10-track studio album, ‘Nonetheless’, on Parlophone Records on April 26 and five special performances at London’s Royal Opera House in July.
The album is the duo’s first with producer James Ford, who has previously worked with artists including Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Blur, Gorillaz and Simian Mobile Disco.
The single ‘Loneliness’, which PSB describe as ‘uplifting music with reflective lyrics’ – is available digitally now, and will be released as a CD single on Feb 16.
The album can now be pre-ordered, which will give access to priority tickets for a very special run of five PSB shows at London’s Royal Opera House from July 23 – 27. In 2016 Pet Shop Boys became the first electronic group to play the venue with a four performance run that was so rapturously received they returned there in 2018 for further sold-out shows garnering even greater acclaim than before.
Pre-sale access to purchase Royal Opera House tickets will be available by pre-ordering ‘Nonetheless’ albums and bundles from the official Pet Shop Boys UK/EU store petshopboys.co.uk.
PET SHOP BOYS ‘Nonetheless’.
‘Nonetheless’ features 10 brand new tracks, recorded and mixed in London last year, primarily at James Ford’s studio in East London. The orchestra and backing vocals were recorded at The Church studio in North London. The track listing is:
WHY AM I DANCING?
NEW LONDON BOY
A NEW BOHEMIA
THE SCHLAGER HIT PARADE
THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS
BULLET FOR NARCISSUS
LOVE IS THE LAW
The video for Loneliness was directed by renowned photographer/director Alasdair McLellan.
ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
JULY 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.
Pet Shop Boys said today: “We’re very excited to release this new album. Its 10 tracks are the strongest indicators of where we are today. Like much of our music it’s very reflective. It was great to work with James Ford, who we think has brought new elements to our music. Our demos are sometimes quite complicated, and James has dared to make us a bit more minimal at times – but also, the string arrangements are very beautiful. Some of the record is quite heart-breaking, but we hope a lot of it is also uplifting. It’s a record we’re very proud of.”
Parlophone Managing Director Jennifer Ivory added: “Pet Shop Boys and Parlophone enjoyed an incredibly successful and creative partnership which spanned almost 30 years, so it feels amazing to have them back with us. One of the most innovative and inventive acts to come out of the UK, their new music continues to evolve and push boundaries while they continue to blaze their own trail. We couldn’t be happier to be working with them again on this new and exciting stage of their career. Parlophone is overwhelmingly proud to welcome Neil and Chris back home!”.
In a special cinema release in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, ‘Pet Shop Boys Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live at the Royal Arena Copenhagen’ is coming to screens worldwide for an exclusive two-night event later today (Jan 31) and Sunday February 4, showcasing Pet Shop Boys’ electrifying tour captured at the Royal Arena in the Danish capital last summer. Tickets are available now via https://psbdreamworldlivefilm.com/.