Pet Shop Boys, “Axis”
Buy “Axis” on iTunes • Preorder Electric on iTunes
The first single from the forthcoming Electric is a slab of high-NRG madness for the duo, recalling the more rave-oriented material from Relentless and their remixes for Madonna and Yoko Ono while bringing them up to date for modern dancefloors. Judging by this first glimpse, the duo’s decision to produce an album with Stuart Price was a very smart thing.
1992 promotional video for Cicero, who was the first artist signed to Pet Shop Boys’ Spaghetti Recordings.
“ It’s seven o’clock on a freezing Monday evening in London and – outside the posh Grosvenor House Hotel – a large crowd of girls is, inexplicably, bawling “The Union of the Snake” at the tops of their voices.”
Friend of Disco Potential Mark Clapham (here he is on Wikipedia!) sent over these clippings he’d unearthed recently from Pet Shop Boys slightly after their imperial phase, in the space between Behaviour and Discography. Our favorite is probably the ridiculously posh “What gift would you like to receive?” answer, but the birthday tribute to his on-stage wear is also worth a laugh.