Alison Moyet has just announced Irish dates this October as part of The Other Tour.
Alison will play The Cork Opera House on Friday October 27th, followed by The Olympia Theatre on Saturday 28th, and finishing at the Ulster Hall on Sunday 29th.
THE OTHER TOUR
FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER: CORK OPERA HOUSE
SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER: OLYMPIA THEATRE
SUNDAY 29 OCTOBER: ULSTER HALL
Tickets for the Ulster Hall go on sale at 10am next Friday, March 24th from:
Tickets for the Ulster Hall, Belfast are available:
In person at the Ulster Hall Box Office
By Telephone: 028 9033 4455
Book On Line: www.ulsterhall.co.uk
In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
By Telephone (24 Hour): Northern Ireland – 0844 277 44 55
Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie
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.
‘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 long player 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.
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