Goldfrapp Announce Album, Film and Special Shows
have set a September 10th, 2013 release date for their sixth studio album, Tales Of Us, and the group have released a new album trailer to give fans a sneak peak at what to expect and the band also plan a movie release. The new album will be released in various formats including CD, vinyl, digital and a special limited edition box set that will contain an exclusive disc of bonus material and a hardback book compiled by Goldfrapp
. The new album was written and produced by band members Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was recorded at their studio in the English countryside. You can watch the album trailer here. The group collaborated with filmmaker Lisa Gunning to create a film that will accompany the album, which will be released theatrically later this year. Goldfrapp
will also be performing Tales Of Us live for the very first time, accompanied by the Royal Northern College of Music string orchestra, at the Manchester International Festival on July 17th and 18th. They will then be performing at Somerset House on July 20th before going on to headline the Lovebox main stage on Sunday July 21st and they will be launching a European tour this fall and will soon announce North American ... [ read more ]
Gig Ticket Alert - Paul Weller, Bjork, Goldfrapp & more
... including Bjork, The Darkness, Paul Weller (above) and much more are on sale this week. As ever you can buy them from our sister site Aloud.com. Here's your weekly round-up of what's on sale this week. Tickets for the following are on sale from 9am (BST) tomorrow (Friday, 14 June) Paul Weller (October) Bjork (London 1 November) Happy Mondays (autumn 2013) The Darkness (autumn 2013) Crosby Stills & Nash (London 11 October) Tickets for the following are on sale now Bjork (London 3 September) Head to Aloud.com for the latest tour news and tickets now. Gig Ticket Alert - Paul Weller, Bjork, Goldfrapp
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Goldfrapp Announce 'Tales of Us' Album
... Earlier this year, electro-pop outfit Goldfrapp
released a singles compilation called simply The Singles. Now, they've announced plans to return with a brand new full-length. The new release is called Tales of Us and features 10 brand new songs from the group. The tracklisting is available below, along with a trailer for the record, while the album's noirish, black and white cover art is up top. Other than that, we don't know much else about the record except that it will be available on September 9 via Mute. Tales of Us: 1. Jo 2. Annabel 3. Drew 4. Ulla 5. Alvar 6. Thea 7. Simone 8. Stranger 9. Laurel 10. Clay Goldfrapp
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Allison Goldfrapp (vocals)
Will Gregory (keyboards/synthesizer)
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Will Gregory met Allison Goldfrapp in 1999 after after he had heard an early version of the song, "Human." The connection was immediate and Gregory invited Goldfrapp to record a demo for a film soundtrack he was composing.
Allison Goldfrapp is known for her changing styles. She has appeared as a Marlene Dietrich inspired New Wave diva, which utilized military inspired clothing, custom designed T-shirts and false eyelashes. She has also reinvented her image to that of a circus performer, and has been known to dress in black leggings with a jacket covered in glittery black plastic strips that would be blown around by two electric fans placed on the stage.
In addition to playing keyboards and synthesizers, Will Gregory is an accomplished saxophonist. He's played with Tears for Fears, Peter Gabriel, Portishead and The Cure.
Gregory studied classical music at the University of York. His first opera, a libretto entitled Piccard in Space, premiered at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London on March 31, 2011.
Allison Goldfrapp is not particularly a big fan of Madonna's music. About the music icon, Goldfrapp stated, "I can't get passionate about the music she puts out there. I think her persona is far more fascinating for me and for a lot of people. She's been amazing inspiration to women and I think it is fantastic that she's 47 and still does what she's doing. I think that's quite inspirational."
Speaking of the inspiration for Goldfrapp's album, Seven Tree, and its clown imagery, Allison Goldfrapp declared, "I'm interested in images that are very familiar, I suppose. The clown is such a familiar image. It's an iconic image, in a way. It has so many different connotations. It's meant to be something that's sort of comical and funny and yet actually we associate it with sadness and a slightly desperate entertainer. So it's got all of these connotations and it's something that's been depicted in art and in movies and, you know, we've made it into this really quite sinister image"
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