18th of April
Andy was interviewed for The Guardian's Music Weekly podcast which w= as released last week and is available to hear, or download, from guardian.co.uk. Andy talks about what it was like coming of age in Peterborough in the 1970s, how his musical matrimony with Vince Clarke was fate, and why he has fond memories of pink cowboy boots... it's well worth a listen!
'QUEENS OF BRITISH POP' TV SHOW
Both Vince and Andy appeared on this BBC One TV show last week to talk about Alison Moyet, one of the artists featured in the programme, alongside Kylie Minogue, Annie Lennox and Geri Halliwell among many others. The show broadcast last Wednesday and is currently available to view on the BBC iPlayer if you're in the UK. More information is available here.
ANDY BELL'S TOP TEN DANCE TRACKS
Andy has selected his Top Ten Dance Tracks of All Time for a special feature in Filter Magazine. More from their website.
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4th of April
No You Girls (Vince Clarke Remix)
The new Franz Ferdinand single 'No You Girls' is out next week (6th April) through Domino Records on three physical formats (CD single, 7" vinyl & 12" vinyl) as well as a digital download, and can be ordered online now.
The CD single features a Vince Clarke remix of 'No You Girls'.
The single was produced by Dan Carey and the band as part of the album sessions which took place at the band's own HQ in Govan, Glasgow and Carey's South London studio.
"No You Girls" CD Single (Domino Records - RUG325CD)
"No You Girls" Digital Download
In addition, our friends at 'Live Here Now' are offering you the chance to get all three physical formats of the 'No You Girls' single *plus* an exclusive remix download for just £5.00 when bought as a bundle with any of the 'Franz Ferdinand' deluxe double live cd albums. Further details at the 'Live Here Now' website.
Live Here Now: http://www.liveherenow.com/Artistbio.asp?ArID=230
Erasure / Yazoo T-Shirt Sale Ends Tomorrow (Saturday Night)
Just a reminder that the The Erasure Shop (Lexer Music) half price Erasure / Yazoo t-shirt sale ends tomorrow.
Quite a few sizes of some of the various designs have now sold out, and once they're sold out that's it I'm afraid!
By the way, if you have any suggestions for new Erasure merchandise you would like to see, feel free to send them in as new ideas are always welcome. Use the feedback form on the Erasure website and pick 'Shop Queries' in the drop down menu to make sure that the suggestions go to the correct person.
And It's Goodbye From Me!
You know, I thought this would be easy to write, but I've been putting it off for hours and I don't know what to say, as that's it from me - it's not quite my last day (which is next week) but this is my final newsletter.
Richard will be the new EIS Manager from next week and is going to be brilliant - just you see!
If I write a list of people to thank I'll invariably miss someone off by accident, so I'll just say thanks to:
- Everyone at Mute Records for being absolutely fantastic - the *best* people I've ever had the pleasure to work with.
- The forum moderating team who help keep things (mostly) sane.
- The Erasure tour crew who put up with all my meet & greet demands.
- Alan for handling all the Erasure merchandise.
- All the fans I've met over the years - thanks for all the diet cokes!
- And of course Andy and Vince who have made and will continue to make the best music *ever*.
Have a great weekend!
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