23 April 2008

Pet Shop Boys will be joined on stage at Heaven for one song by Suggs and Carl from Madness on May 2nd during the benefit evening for Dainton Connell's family, "Can You Bear It?" As part of Pet Shop Boys' live set, a Madness classic will be performed in a new arrangement by Pet Shop Boys with vocals from Suggs and Carl from Madness. The collaboration has come about because Dainton worked as security for Madness in their early days. For more details about the evening, see the news item at top right. Meanwhile, a track written and produced by Chris Lowe with vocals by Dainton in the rave days of the early 90s has recently surfaced on iTunes and other download sites. The track was made just for fun and a few white labels of the track were distributed at the time for friends and select DJs. Now it has reappeared as "It's the Bear", attributed to an Arsenal-related band called The Riders Of The Night. Pet Shop Boys have decided to donate all rights in this track to Dainton's family so they can benefit from any exploitation of it now and in the future.

Recent News

11 November 2018

Faber & Faber have made a Spotify playlist of the songs in Neil's book 'One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem'. 

One Hundred Lyrics Spotify Playlist
1 November 2018

Neil's book 'One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem' is out today from all good bookshops, price £14.99. 

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem is out now
31 October 2018

We have 20 copies of the signed limited edition for sale now at the store on this site.

One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem
19 October 2018

To mark the forthcoming publication of his book 'One Hundred Lyrics and a Poem', Neil will be in conversation with writer Michael Bracewell on Monday night at a special event at EartH in Hackney. 

Stream Neil's book launch event
11 October 2018

”Introspective” is 30 today.

30 August 2018

The final set of albums in Pet Shop Boys’ definitive ‘Catalogue: 1985-2012’ series of reissues is released today. This fourth batch features remastered and repackaged editions of the albums ‘Behaviour’ from 1990, ‘Very’ from 1993 and ‘Bilingual’ from 1996. 

21 August 2018

Pet Shop Boys will bring the Super Tour to Hungary for the first time on Friday with a headlining show at SZIN Festival in Szeged.

2 August 2018

The Super Tour returns to Finland.

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