Goldfrapp to release “Alive” and tour

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British pop pioneers Goldfrapp release their brand new single “Alive” through Mute on June 8th 2010.

A joyous summer rush of anthemic escapism, “Alive”, written and produced by band mates Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory, follows “Rocket” as the second single to be taken from the duo’s fifth album Head First, which Rolling Stone described as “Absorbing the ethereal atmosphere of Giorgio Moroder’s Cat People soundtrack and the skeletal fuzz-bluster of Suicide’s 1977 melancholy synth-punk blueprint “Cheree”, Head First has an edge that’s softer, warmer and dreamier…”

The single, with mixes by Joakim, Tensnake, Dave Audé, and Arno Cost, is accompanied by a new video directed by the creative studio, Legs. In the video Pitchfork calls “genius”, watch an enchanting Alison Goldfrapp captivate the underworld with spandex-clad sidekicks. The video for “Alive” premiered on Vevo’s homepage on May 20th 2010. Watch it here.

Goldfrapp will take Head First to select US cities this summer – following the massive acclaim for both the Supernature and Seventh Tree tours and festival appearances around the world, Goldfrapp have underlined their reputation as one of the most transcendent and inventive live bands around.

Head First is Goldfrapp’s most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010.

The diversity, ambition and direction of the new album continues to highlight Goldfrapp as true agenda-setters and modern British musical icons. Head First follows the critically acclaimed Seventh Tree, and is the latest in a brilliantly consistent body of work – from the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury nominated debut Felt Mountain and its distorted-dancefloor follow-up, Black Cherry to the glitterball glamour of Supernature which came out in summer 2005 and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide.

“Alive” track list:
1. Alive (Album Version)
2. Alive (Joakim NRG Dub)
3. Alive (Tensnake Remix)
4. Alive (Dave Audé Club Dub)
5. Alive (Arno Cost Remix)

JUNE 21

WASHINGTON, DC – 9:30 CLUB
JUNE 23

NEW YORK, NY – HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM
JUNE 26

OAKLAND, CA – FOX THEATER
JUNE 27

LOS ANGELES, CA – HOLLYWOOD BOWL

Goldfrapp announce tour for “Head First”

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Goldfrapp– the British duo Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory – release their new album ‘‘Head First’’ to worldwide critical acclaim with The Times of London saying ‘Head First’ is “Fantastic and fantastical electro pop”and People Magazine calling it “a heady delight.” The album, which debuted at #6 on the UK pop chart debuted in the U.S.at #2 on the Top Alternative Albums Chart, and #4 on the Top Selling Album Chart at iTunes. At Amazon ‘Head First’ debuted at #1 on the Electronica Albums Chart, #9 on the Rock Albums Chart and #16 on the Pop Albums Chart.

The album’s debut single ‘‘Rocket’’ is also making waves. The single comes complete with new mixes by Richard X, Penguin Prison and Grum, and Tiësto, and is accompanied by a fabulous video directed by Kim Gehrig (Calvin Harris, Primal Scream, Santogold). ‘‘Rocket’’ shot up to #1 on the Billboard Top Dance Tracks chart, #3 on the Billboard Maxi Single chart, and #4 on the Billboard Top Singles chart.

Goldfrapp will take ‘Head First’ to select US cities this summer – following the massive acclaim for both the ‘Supernature’ and ‘Seventh Tree’ tours and festival appearances around the world, Goldfrapp have underlined their reputation as one of the most transcendent and inventive live bands around.

‘Head First’ is Goldfrapp’s most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010.

The diversity, ambition and direction of the new album continues to highlight Goldfrapp as true agenda-setters and modern British musical icons. ‘‘Head First’’ follows the critically acclaimed ‘Seventh Tree’, and is the latest in a brilliantly consistent body of work – from the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury nominated debut ‘Felt Mountain’ and its distorted-dancefloor follow-up, ‘Black Cherry’ to the glitterball glamour of ‘Supernature’ which came out in summer 2005 and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide.

Goldfrapp release new song “Rocket”

Musical pioneers Goldfrapp announce their brand new single ‘Rocket’ to be released through Mute March 9th 2010. Fizzy with inspiration, ‘Rocket’ is a goose-bump brilliant tune and is taken from the duo’s fifth album ‘Head First’, released on March 23, 2010.

Celebrating the release of “Head First” Goldfrapp will make their long-awaited Hollywood Bowl debut (Los Angeles, CA) with a rush of upbeat synth pop. This show is part of the KCRW’s World Festival series.

Also appearing: Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club featuring Omara Portuondo. Omara Portuondo, the legendary Cuban vocalist from the Buena Vista Social Club (and former dancer and singer at the famed Tropicana Club), performs nostalgic torch songs and salsa rhythms. Additional artists TBA.

Goldfrapp release “Rocket”

Musical pioneers Goldfrapp announce their brand new single ‘Rocket’ to be released through Mute March 9th 2010. Fizzy with inspiration, ‘Rocket’ is a goose-bump brilliant tune and is taken from the duo’s fifth album ‘Head First’, released on March

‘Rocket’ ‘is written and produced by band mates Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory and comes complete with new mixes by Richard X, Penguin Prison and Grum, and Tiësto, and is accompanied by a fabulous video directed by Kim Gehrig (Calvin Harris, Primal Scream, Santogold).

Meanwhile ‘Head First’ is Goldfrapp’s most powerful trip to date, a speedy rush of synth optimism, euphoria, fantasy and romance. With life affirming lyrics and stellar production it lifts off at full tilt and takes us on a journey to the heart of 2010.

The diversity, ambition and direction of the new album highlights Goldfrapp as true agenda-setters and modern musical icons. ‘Head First’ follows the critically acclaimed ‘Seventh Tree’, and is the latest in a brilliantly consistent body of work – from the captivating electronic balladry of Mercury nominated debut ‘Felt Mountain’ and its distorted-dancefloor follow-up, ‘Black Cherry’ to the glitterball glamour of ‘Supernature’ which came out in summer 2005 and went on to sell over a million copies worldwide.

Goldfrapp to release special edition of “Seventh Tree”

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Mute Records plans to release a special edition of Goldfrapp’s acclaimed album Seventh Tree. Due in the U.S. on November 25, the special edition features DVD footage, new artwork and additional photos. The DVD contains videos for “Happiness,” “A&E” and “Caravan Girl,” televised performances of “Clowns” and “Road to Somewhere,” a variety of live tracks from Goldfrapp’s June 21 performance at De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-on-sea, as well as exclusive backstage footage from the show. Released earlier this year on Mute Records, Seventh Tree went Gold its first week of release in the U.K. and has received immense praise from the likes of People, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Details, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and more. Rolling Stone declares that the album is “a cinematic experience” and Marie Claire gushes that it’s “resolutely dreamy…perfect pop.”

In addition to Seventh Tree, Goldfrapp’s iTunes Originals Session was released on September 30, and is available for download. The digital package includes newly recorded versions laid down at New York City’s Electric Lady Studios of longtime Goldfrapp favorites “Strict Machine,” “Ooh La La,” and “Paper Bag” and Seventh Tree songs such as “Eat Yourself,” “Road To Somewhere” and “Little Bird.” The package also features selected album tracks from the full Goldfrapp catalog as well as commentary and anecdotes from the band

Goldfrapp recently wrapped up a brief U.S. tour featuring a headlining show at Radio City Music Hall which received great reviews, with Bust Magazine saying they were “overwhelmed by the electro-glam rock, psych pop genius known as Goldfrapp,” and New York Magazine praising Alison Goldfrapp’s voice, which “zigzagged impressively from electro-sultriness to Nick Drake delicacy.”
Earlier this year Goldfrapp performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, on the “Late Show with Jay Leno,” on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” and on NPR’s “World Café.” In June, “Good Morning America” featured the video for Seventh Tree’s first single “Happiness” followed by rotation at VH1.

Furthermore Goldfrapp’s latest digital EP Caravan Girl is now available. The EP features the “Caravan Girl” album cut, a live choral version, a live acoustic version of “Monster Love” and an Animal Collective remix of the song “Little Bird.”

Goldfrapp are Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory. Their debut album Felt Mountain was released in 2000 to widespread acclaim and was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2001. Goldfrapp’s second album Black Cherry followed in 2003 and marked a stylistic departure from its predecessor. In 2005, Goldfrapp returned with the critically-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated album Supernature.

Goldfrapp announce U.S. tour and Caravan Girl EP

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Following a successful UK summer festival tour, Goldfrapp brings their live show back to North America with a tour kicking off September 12, 2008 at the venerable Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

Goldfrapp will also release the “Caravan Girl” Digital EP on Mute July 22, 2008. The EP features the “Caravan Girl” album cut, a live choral version, a live acoustic version of “Monster Love” and an Animal Collective Remix of the song “Little Bird.”

In addition, Goldfrapp will release an iTunes Originals Session on August 12, 2008. Recorded at NYC’s Electric Lady Studios, the session includes newly recorded versions of longtime Goldfrapp favorites such as “Strict Machine,” “Ooh La La,” and “Paper Bag” and newly recorded versions of songs from “Seventh Tree” such as “Eat Yourself,” Road To Somewhere” and “Little Bird.” The session – which is available exclusively through iTunes – also includes selected album tracks from the full Goldfrapp catalog as well as commentary and anecdotes from the band.

Goldfrapp are Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory. Their debut album “Felt Mountain” was released in 2000 to widespread acclaim and was shortlisted for the prestigious Mercury Prize in 2001. Goldfrapp’s second album “Black Cherry” followed in 2003 and marked a stylistic departure from its predecessor. In 2005, Goldfrapp returned with the critically-acclaimed and GRAMMY®-nominated album “Supernature.” The bands latest album “Seventh Tree,” released 2008, was certified Gold in the UK in its first week of release and has been called “a cinematic experience” by Rolling Stone and “resolutely dreamy…perfect pop” by Marie Claire.

Goldfrapp’s tour of the states in April 2008 included an appearance at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The band – who performed on the Late Show with Jay Leno and on KCRW’s “Morning Becomes Eclectic” in April 2008 – was the featured performance on NPR’s World Café June 9th 2008. The session, produced by Steve Lillywhite (U2, Dave Matthews Band, Peter Gabriel), was recorded at the world-renowned Avatar Studios in NYC.

In June 2008 Good Morning America featured the video for “Seventh Tree’s” second single; “Happiness” on their top-rated morning program. The video is now in rotation at VH1.

Tour dates / track listings

Tour Dates
Sep-12 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall
Sep-14 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Sep-16 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Sep-17 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
Sep-20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Festival
Sep-21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum

Caravan Girl digital EP – Tracklist
1. Caravan Girl
2. Caravan Girl – Live Choral Version
3. Monster Love – Live Acoustic Version
4. Little Bird – Animal Collective Remix

iTunes Originals – Tracklist
1- iTunes Original
2- “It Was the First Song Will and I Wrote Together”
3- Lovely Head – LP
4- “It’s Quite An Unusual Song”
5- Paper Bag (iTunes Original Version)
6- “It Was Recorded Outdoors”
7- Deer Stop (LP)
8- “We Like the Slow-y’s”
9- Black Cherry (LP)
10- “I Never Get Tired of Doing It”
11- Strict Machine (iTunes Original Version)
12- “It’s Got a Certain Quality about it”
13- Forever (LP)
14- “It’s another one we really like playing live”
15- You Never Know (iTunes Original Version)
16- “I Think I Was Going out with a Guy at the time”
17- Satin Chic (LP)
18- “Keep telling people it’s a HillBilly Version”
19- Ooh La La (iTunes Original Version)
20- “It was a message to Me Really”
21- Eat Yourself (iTunes Original Version)
22- “Sentiment of the song is this idea of traveling”
23- Road to Somewhere (iTunes Original Version)
24- “I was inspired by a friend of mine who lives in Spain”
25- Little Bird (iTunes Original Version)

*Tracks that say (LP) are original album tracks
*Tracks that say “iTunes Original Version” are newly recorded for the session
*Quotation mark tracks indicate interview and commentary