Pet Shop Boys’ Behaviour at 30: Tennant and Lowe’s October evolution from singles chart toppers to serious album artists

IT was thirty years ago today, on October 22, 1990, that Pet Shop Boys released their fourth studio album ‘Behaviour’, recorded during the first year of a new decade. With its warm autumnal hues – largely thanks to the recruitment of analogue synthesizer maestro Harold Faltermeyer as producer – Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe struckContinue reading “Pet Shop Boys’ Behaviour at 30: Tennant and Lowe’s October evolution from singles chart toppers to serious album artists”

James is talking about pop in debut book

S O L I H U L L Observer and Redditch Standard journalist James Iles has popped up with a debut book release he hopes will strike a chord with pop music lovers. James, who is the production editor of this paper, has writtten ‘Talking About Pop Music: An A to Z of Hit Artists’ – an alphabetical journey through some of his favourite bands and solo artists. The 44-year-old’s firstContinue reading “James is talking about pop in debut book”