As 2014 draws to a close, one thing that stands out the most about this year is the huge wave of artists who broke international barriers and crossed over into our pop music consciousness. And we’re not just talking about the UK, where Disclosure, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit hail from… More »
Erasure had announced its new, Richard X-produced album The Violet Flame with “Elevation,” an effervescent anthem about love conquering all. That song proved that, even 16 albums and 30 years after their landmark debut, the enduring synthpop duo can sound both current and timeless while balancing EDM experimentation with sharp pop writing.
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Erasure is back at it once again.
Following the release of last year’s holiday-themed Snow Globe, the prolific electronic duo has returned this year with their sixteenth (!) studio album The Violet Flame due out on September 22, helmed by British hit-maker, Richard X.
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Erasure announced their upcoming LP The Violet Flame this past spring, as well as its release date of September 23. But other than that — and the fact that the album is produced by pop genius/frequent Annie collaborator Richard X — not much else has been known the British duo’s latest project…until now.
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If longstanding UK synth duo Erasure threw you for a loop by enlisting Frankmusik to produce their last pop album, Tomorrow’s World, then hold on to your hats, because their just-announced follow-up, The Violet Flame, has Richard X at the helm. And we here at Idolator drink from the fountain of X. (See our raving… More »
Twenty-five years after their debut LP Wonderland arrived, Erasure are back together for new album Tomorrow’s World, following keyboardist Vince Clarke’s 2008 reunion with Alison Moyet for a Yaz tour and singer Andy Bell’s 2010 solo LP Non-Stop. It’s the British pair’s first studio record in four years, and when it came to selecting a… More »
The year 1991 marked a significant change in the sound of pop music. The days of bubblegum (Debbie Gibson, Rick Astley, New Kids On The Block) and hair metal (Poison, Warrant, Motley Crue) were suddenly numbered as alternative rock and grunge culture bubbled up to the surface and heavily infiltrated the mainstream. Perhaps sensing the… More »
Not only did Frankmusik hook up with legendary pop duo Erasure to produce their 14th studio album Tomorrow’s World (out October 4), the “Do It In The AM” crooner will also be joining the UK act on their upcoming North American tour. Things kick off on August 31 in Tampa, and eventually wind up 26… More »
Madonna isn’t the only long-standing pop legend who’s getting back into the groove with new material. UK duo Erasure have announced that their upcoming 14th studio album Tomorrow’s World will be released October 4 in the States (a day before overseas), with lead single “When I Start To (Break It All Down)” to arrive ahead… More »