To your right you will see a new picture of Alison Goldfrapp. Her of the band Goldfrapp, in case you didn't know. HENCE THE NAME.
As you can see she looks suitably thrilled about the prospect of releasing her new album.
Ah yes, there is a new Goldfrapp album on its way. Hence the existence of new photos and some information on the content of the new album, which is called 'Seventh Tree'.
Described as 'the sensual counterpoint' to 'Supernature', the press release we are basing this story on goes on to mention it sounding like John Lennon and with 'the warmth of a hazy British summer'.
Someone we were speaking to recently described it thus:
We shall have to wait until the end of February to find our for ourselves – unless we are allowed to listen to it sooner. We have a feeling that whether we are allowed to listen to it or not will probably depend on whether it is the sort of thing we are likely to like.
Actually let's just have a look at the whole press release.
RELEASED ON MUTE
‘Goldfrapp have delivered one of the
first great albums of 2008’
Music Week 29th October
Genre-busting pop pioneers
GOLDFRAPP release their fourth album, ‘Seventh Tree’ through Mute
‘Seventh Tree’ is written by Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and was
recorded at their own studio deep in the English
Tree’ follows up
the platinum-selling and critically acclaimed ‘Supernature’ album
which came out in summer 2005 and went on to sell over a million
copies worldwide. From the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury
nominated debut ‘Felt Mountain’ and its dancefloor-burlesque
follow-up, ‘Black Cherry’, Goldfrapp have consistently
surprised and delighted with each new album, adeptly bodyswerving both
stereotypes and imitators alike.
If ‘Supernature’ was airbrushed
in bold strokes of glitterball glamour, ‘Seventh Tree’ is its
sensual counterpoint. Where its predecessor came cocooned in style and
sex, ‘Seventh Tree’ emerges gilded in the butterfly colours of an
English surrealism shared from Lear to Lennon. It shimmers and shines with
the warmth of a hazy summer, an electric whirlpool of sound over which Alison’s
glistening voice soars.
Alison Goldfrapp says “Seventh Tree is English
romanticism with a hint of
describes the album as “Heartache
dressed in ten louche outfits’.
acknowledged as modern musical treasures – amongst their most creative and
imaginative contemporaries they present albums, live shows and imagery in a
self-created, ambitious and consistently uncompromising way. Alison
Goldfrapp has become a modern-day British icon, providing musical and
visual inspiration for countless other artists.
Goldfrapp also have a very real beating heart
–and it is this rhythm that reverberates throughout the new set of powerful
songs on ‘Seventh Tree’.
For further information please
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We'll tell you what, viewers — this 'copying and pasting emails from PRs' business is a fucking piece of piss. We shall be doing it more often.