Shakespears Sister return with new album, EP and live dates
"I just want to make intelligent, exciting pop records and wrestle it back from what it's become, because in the last ten years it's been seen as this inferior thing that is associated with Pop Idol and X Factor. But my heroes were Bowie and Roxy – what are they if they are not pop music? It's a brilliant art form – it's the thing that excites me most in my life." – Siobhan Fahey
Songs From The Red Room is the first Shakespears Sister album for over a decade. Siobhan Fahey returns to a pop landscape that has dramatically changed during her career of more than 20 years, and yet this album represents a female pop icon at the top of her game, as effortlessly innovative and exciting as any of her contemporaries.
‘Songs From The Red Room’ (April 12) is preceded by an EP ‘It’s A Trip’ on March 29. The EP includes mixes of ‘It’s a Trip’ from Small Town Boy, Bis, Punx Soundcheck, Apollo 440, LorD and Master and Stems. It also includes ‘C U Tonight’ (demo), ‘Dedication’ and ‘Heroine’ (Gully’s Ingestion Mix).
Siobhan takes Shakespears Sister on tour in April, for the first time in 15 years. The dates are:
Fri 16 Apr O2 Academy2 Liverpool
Sat 17 Apr O2 ABC2 Glasgow
Sun 18 Apr O2 Academy2 Newcastle
Tue 20 Apr O2 Academy Bristol
Wed 21 Apr O2 Academy2 Birmingham
Thu 22 Apr Bloomsbury Ballroom, London
Sat 24 Apr O2 Academy2 Sheffield
Sun 25 Apr Concorde 2, Brighton