In the latest issue, ahead of the Pet Shop Boys’ stunning singles boxset SMASH, we have a world exclusive career-spanning interview with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe that sees them holding court on the current state of pop, their ‘all killer no filler’ music-making philosophy and much more.
As Ultravox’s Quartet gets a deluxe reissue, Midge Ure and Billy Currie take us behind the scenes of their George Martin-produced sixth album and the ever-brilliant Ron and Russell Mael from Sparks reveal all about their caffeine-fuelled latest long-player, The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte.
We also catch up with Tracey Thorn and Ben Watt who are back with a bang courtesy of Everything But The Girl’s long-awaited reunion LP, Fuse, and our latest classic album is Peter Gabriel 4 aka Melt.
Elsewhere, Classic Pop takes a deep dive into the back catalogue of Madonna for our Album By Album feature and we also turn back the clock to the 90s for a bluffer’s guide to Britpop.
Lloyd Cole tells us how his son saved his new album from sounding like ‘Bad Macca’ and Belinda Carlisle explains how a chance encounter with songwriter Dianne Warren has inspired the former Go-Go to make her first mainstream pop music since the mid-90s.
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