Music: Alison Moyet announces new album and date at The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham 26 November 2017

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On June 16th 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. ‘Other’ was catalysed 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.

Alison Moyet – ‘Other’ tracklisting

1.             ‘I Germinate’

2.             ‘Lover, Go’

3.             ‘The English U’

4.             ‘The Rarest Birds’

5.             ‘Beautiful Gun’

6.             ‘Reassuring Pinches’

7.             ‘April 10th

8.             ‘Other’

9.             ‘Happy Giddy’

10.          ‘Alive’

Alison Moyet – ‘The Other Tour’ – Presales from 10am Weds 22 March – all ticket info available on Alison’s website 


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


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

Album released June 16th via Cooking Vinyl on CD, vinyl, cassette and download

·         Watch the video for ‘Other’ here

·         High res album art and photo by Steve Gullick here

·         Pre-order the album hereexclusive items and bundles available from the Alison Moyet Store


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


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