T he new Pet Shop Boys album is, they say, the third in a trilogy. She looked completely horrified. Its revival was also noticeably more successful than the critically savaged original production. A lot has changed since , though. For one thing, the Pet Shop Boys have sold m records. Now, however, they are a reliably stadium-filling, festival-headlining act — a date greatest hits tour of European arenas begins in May.
Neil Tennant has an encyclopedic knowledge about what makes great pop music – Steve Harnell
Pet Shop Boys , British pop music duo that produced a string of international hits beginning in the s. The band comprised Neil Tennant b. October 4, , Blackpool, Lancashire. Formed in London in by vocalist Tennant then a writer for the music magazine Smash Hits and keyboardist Lowe, the Pet Shop Boys arrived at a clever pairing of ironic , coolly delivered lyrics and catchy synthesizer-based dance music, underlain by emotional tension. Influenced by the music of gay nightclubs, the duo—who maintained an air of sexual ambiguity even after Tennant came out as gay in —incorporated the sounds of disco , the frenetic style known as Hi-NRG, house , and techno. Pet Shop Boys songs continued to place high on the British singles chart in the s, and their album, Very , made the top 20 in the United States and reached number one in Britain.