Pet Shop Boys

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Forty years of New Order’s Blue Monday: who inspired it and who it inspired
The Mancunians spliced Donna Summer with Ennio Morricone to make a futurist dance smash – and ended up influencing Rihanna, Pet Shop Boys and Detroit techno

Alexis Petridis

07, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Sunday at Glastonbury: Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross and Jack White – as it happened
The US rap star headlined the main stage on the last night of the festival, while Pet Shop Boys, Charli XCX, Jarvis Cocker and a host more brought the festival to a close

Keza MacDonald (now), Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Gwilym Mumford and Laura Snapes (earlier)

26, Jun, 2022 @11:49 PM

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Andy Fletcher obituary
Keyboard player and business brain of Depeche Mode who pushed the electronic band to long-lasting success

Caroline Sullivan

27, May, 2022 @4:43 PM

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Pet Shop Boys review – kitchen sink dramas turned into wild extravaganza
Drawing on an astonishing 40 year career, the pop duo straddle such a wide range of emotion: from tenderness to thrills, sometimes simultaneously

Dave Simpson

21, May, 2022 @11:00 AM

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From Pet Shop Boy to nostalgic folkie: Neil Tennant plays guitar
The synthpop maestro used lockdown to revisit folk songs he’d written in the 1970s, inspired by whichever chord he’d learned that day

James Tapper

10, Apr, 2022 @6:45 AM

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Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar to headline resurgent Glastonbury
As the festival returns from Covid-enforced hiatus, over half of the acts announced so far feature women

Nadeem Badshah and Laura Snapes

04, Mar, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Rolling Stones, Tom Jones and more join campaign for law change on streaming
Musicians join Paul McCartney, Kate Bush and others in campaign for better remuneration from companies such as Spotify, and creation of industry regulator

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

07, Jun, 2021 @8:37 AM

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How did I mourn my mother? With Pet Shop Boys on the radio and plaster dust in my hair
There were no carols, no tree, no goose – but the Christmas I spent decorating my flat gave me the gift of peace

Claire Armitstead

23, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Madonna: where to start in her back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, we help you explore the work of great artists. Next: how the 1980s material girl transformed herself into a mature millennial pop songwriter

Lucy O'Brien

17, Jun, 2020 @2:30 PM

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Pet Shop Boys: where to start in their back catalogue
In Listener’s digest, we help you explore the work of great musicians. Next: the peerless pop duo who elegantly delved into the big issues

Kate Solomon

15, Jun, 2020 @1:07 PM

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The 100 greatest UK No 1s: No 1, Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
Thirty-six years on, their debut single still pulses with beguiling ambiguity – a heady rush of lust, naivety, disco and opaque references to Lenin

Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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Neil Tennant on West End Girls: 'It's about sex and escape. It's paranoid'
We voted the Pet Shop Boys’ debut single the greatest British No 1 of all time. Their frontman remembers the clubs, pathos and serendipity behind the hit

Laura Snapes

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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