So today marks the end of a Pet Shop Boys era. For after 28 years together, the British synth-pop duo have parted ways with their long-time record company Parlophone.
But now in an official statement, the pair have revealed that they have now joined forces with Kobalt Label Services, currently home to the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Bjork and Moby:
“We’d like to thank everyone we’ve worked with at Parlophone over the last 28 years both in the UK and abroad. When we signed to the label in 1985 we had no idea how long and successful a relationship we were embarking on.
“However it is also exciting now to commence a new phase working with a new team in a new business structure and we look forward to a creative and equally fulfilling relationship with Kobalt.”
More excitingly for PSB fans, the duo also confirmed that they will be releasing a brand new studio album in June entitled ‘Electric,’ adding:
“This is a very exciting point in our careers. We are hugely proud of the new album and are very pleased to be working in conjunction with Kobalt.”
Produced by Stuart Price, who was responsible for Madonna’s ‘Confessions on a Dancefloor,’ Kylie Minogue’s ‘Aphrodite’ and The Killers’ ‘Day and Age,’ the sound of the unexpectedly quick follow-up has also been teased in a brief trailer.
Indeed, featuring an array of neon-light visuals and distant silhouettes of the pair, the 44-second clip is accompanied by a throbbing electro number which sits somewhere between the score for Drive and the Sonic The Hedgehog soundtrack. You can watch the trailer above.