ALISON MOYET OTHER – Album Release and World Tour Album released June 16th via Cooking Vinyl
on CD, vinyl, cassette and download
On June 16, 2017, Cooking Vinyl presents OTHER, the brand new album by pop legend and relentless explorer ALISON MOYET.
“For me, making a record at this age, lyrically, is a different proposition. Observation in most cases replaces emotion. The invisibility of middle/aged woman rather thrills me and instead I watch”, explains Moyet.
“Subject matter covers what you might expect from a pop album. Dyslexia, locked-out syndrome, diversity, Persephone, doggedness and the Internet. Always asked what a song is about, I attempted to cooperate, but in truth though the lyrics incorporated my best attempt to describe what I see and of the meaning that is mine. I want, who chooses to, to find their own landscape or indeed none. Some of us have always felt ‘Other’. I no longer wish it were otherwise.”
Despite Alison’s professing of age, the music bursts with clarity, vitality and freshness, whether in the zingy “Lover Go”, chic laid-back soundtrack-style “The English U”, “Beautiful Gun”‘s nod to her rock and roll roots, the icy Germanic arpeggios of “Reassuring Pinches” or ambient, spoken-word poem “April 10th”.
The hauntingly fragile and sparsely presented title track “Other”, accompanied by a hypnotic video directed by Steve Gullick, is available as an instant track download when pre-ordering the album.
Other finds Alison at the top of her game, making exactly the adventurous electronic pop music she wants to at this moment in time, with her voice and songwriting both intense, poetic and thought provoking. Otherwas catalyzed by Alison’s fruitful dalliance with producer and song writing collaborator Guy Sigsworth, who (as well as having worked with Björk, Goldie and Madonna), co-created her last album the minutes, which debuted at # 5 in the national charts and won critical acclaim.
The new longplayer features backing vocals from Alison’s daughter on “The English U”, which was preceded by her guest appearance on stage at Alison’s Royal Albert Hall show, and an appearance in the video for “When I Was Your Girl” (from the minutes).
In addition to Alison studying sculpture at college whilst also creating this new release, other happenings of note since the minutes include receiving an Icon Award at Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Awards, a hot ticket performance with a 32-piece orchestra at Burberry’s London Fashion Week womenswear show, and her involvement in the RSC’s celebration of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary where Alison composed and performed a new arrangement of “Sigh No More Ladies “(from Much Ado About Nothing) in their BBC 2 live special.
OTHER – Tracklisting
The English U
The Rarest Birds
Pre-order the albumhere – exclusive items and bundles available from the Alison Moyet Store
Alison Moyet – ‘The Other Tour’
Presales from 10amWednesday, March 22nd
All ticket info available on Alison’s website
US/Canada: 11 Sept – Sixth and I: Washington DC 12 Sept – The Trocadero Theatre: Philadelphia, PA 13 Sept – Royale, Boston, MA 15 Sept – Webster Hall: New York, NY 17 Sept – The Danforth Music Hall: Toronto, ONT 19 Sept – Park West: Chicago, IL 20 Sept – Fine Line Music Café: Minneapolis, MN 22 Sept – Star Theater: Portland, OR 23 Sept – The Showbox: Seattle, WA 25 Sept – The Fillmore: San Francisco, CA 26 Sept – Music Box: San Diego, CA 27 Sept – The Fonda Theater: Los Angeles, CA
Australia/New Zealand: 4 Oct – Riverside Theatre: Perth, Aus 6 Oct – Entertainment Centre Theatre: Adelaide, Aus 7 Oct – Margaret Court Arena: Melbourne, Aus 9 Oct – Enmore Theatre: Sydney, Aus 10 Oct – Convention Centre: Brisbane, Aus 13 Oct – Michael Fowler Centre: Wellington, NZ 14 Oct – ASB Theatre: Auckland, NZ 16 Oct – Isaac Theatre: Christchurch, NZ
UK/Ireland: 27 Oct – Opera House: Cork 28 Oct – Olympia Theatre: Dublin 29 Oct – Ulster Hall: Belfast 31 Oct – Sage: Gateshead 1 Nov – Royal Concert Hall: Glasgow 2 Nov – Usher Hall: Edinburgh 4 Nov – Regent Theatre: Ipswich 5 Nov – Hexagon: Reading 7 Nov – New Theatre: Oxford 8 Nov – The Dome: Brighton * in aid of Samaritans, Brighton, Hove & District 9 Nov – Symphony Hall: Birmingham 11 Nov – Cliffs Pavilion: Southend 12 Nov – Corn Exchange: Cambridge 14 Nov – The Palladium: London 16 Nov – Pavilion Theatre: Bournemouth 18 Nov – St David’s Hall: Cardiff 19 Nov – Barbican: York 20 Nov – Royal Philharmonic Hall: Liverpool 22 Nov – Bridgewater Hall: Manchester 23 Nov – Colston Hall: Bristol 24 Nov – Arts Centre: Warwick 26 Nov – Royal Concert Hall: Nottingham 27 Nov – Waterside Theatre: Aylesbury 28 Nov – 02 Guildhall: Southampton
Europe: 3 Dec – Rockefeller: Oslo, Norway 4 Dec – Odeon: Odense, Denmark 5 Dec – Berns: Stockholm, Sweden 7 Dec – De Roma: Antwerp, Belgium 8 Dec – Paradiso: Amsterdam, Holland 9 Dec – Kantine: Cologne, Germany 11 Dec – Huxleys Neue Welt: Berlin, Germany 12 Dec – Gruenspan: Hamburg, Germany 13 Dec – Colos-Saal: Aschaffenburg, Germany 15 Dec – Substage: Karlsruhe, Germany 16 Dec – SIMM City: Vienna, Austria 17 Dec – Fabrique: Milan, Italy 19 Dec – x-tra: Zürich, Switzerland 20 Dec – L’Alhambra: Paris, France