18 March 2017
Hits And Pieces has entered the Official UK Album Charts at number 7 this week. Thank you to everyone that has supported the album and helped achieve this fantastic result.
SOFT CELL POLL
We are conducting a poll to find out the fans all time favourite Soft Cell songs. The reasons will be revealed at a later date but for now, if you would like to submit your favourite top ten please visit the special Soft Cell Poll page. Thank you in advance for taking part.
28 February 2017
Marc will be meeting fans and signing copies of his new album Hits and Pieces: The Best Of Marc Almond And Soft Cell at HMV, 383 Oxford Street, London at 6pm on 10 March. Entry is free but limited. For full details and to obtain a ticket visit http://www.hmv.com/hmvlive/marc-almond.
27 January 2017
Marc's new single, A Kind Of Love, will be premiered on Monday 30 January on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 at approximately 11.30am. For more information on the show, to listen live or later via the iPlayer visit www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08br271. Download will be available from Tuesday 31 January
The first comprehensive Marc Almond and Soft Cell singles album since 1991 is out on 10 March on 1CD and 2CD deluxe. Contains the brand new single A Kind Of Love. The first 500 copies of the 2CD Deluxe come with a free signed A2 poster. Available to pre-order now from: udiscovermusic.com
3 January 2017
Happy New Year!
The electro album Silver City Ride that Marc released with Starcluster last year is now available as a download from https://priv4te.bandcamp.com/album/silver-city-ride
22 December 2016
Thank you all for your support throughout 2016, I hope maybe one of my shows or releases has been one of your year highlights.
Amongst my year highlights are my concerts with the Leeds College Of Music at Leeds Town Hall and the Festival Hall, my box set Trials Of Eyeliner which was wonderfully received, performances of Jacques Brel and the Mother Fist album, shows in Spain, signing a brand new record deal for two albums with BMG and beginning a new record with Mike Stephens, the BBC Bowie Proms, in conversation with Lindsay Kemp and Nick Pegg, singing with Burt Bacharach at the London Palladium, performing with John Harle, singing in Reykjavik Cathedral in one of Ian Anderson's benefit shows and last but not least getting to sing Fairytail Of New York at one of Ian's Cathedral shows with Andrew Lincoln; being such a fan of Andrew and a fan of The Walking Dead in which Andy plays Rick Grimes. A very cool moment.
The complete Trials Of Eyeliner show from the Playhouse Theatre in London is available to view on line at https://vimeo.com/189148589 for a few days.
Next year will be the Greatest Hits compilation Hits And Pieces with a new Almond/Braide single, a short tour to go with it in March, a new album in the Autumn with producer Mike Stephens followed by an extensive British tour.
Thank you all again for a great year and a very happy Christmas and a great 2017 to you all.
30 November 2016
"My album, Varieté, was an album that was always meant to be on vinyl. It is one of my favourite albums and I am thrilled that at last it is going to be heard the way it was meant to be."
The collectors edition of Varieté is a gatefold double vinyl and limited to just 500 copies. It features an alternative front cover to the original release and the seven bonus acoustic compostitions that were on the original limited edition double CD. Also included is a special fold out promotional poster featuring an artwork from the original release. Released on 9 December 2016 you can pre-order now to secure your copy from the Cherry Red website.
23 November 2016
Marc is delighted to be part of The Southbank Centre and Rankin's Light Up The Room: Portraits by Rankin exhibition, to celebrate the launch of the new Let The Light In jewellery collection. Here is Marc's portrait by Rankin and you can see it, alongside lots of others, in the exhibition at the Royal Festival Hall from 8 - 23 December.
The jewellery collection is also available to buy at the Southbank Centre online shop.
18 November 2016
26 October 2016
Tomorrow, Thursday 27 October, is the launch event for Marc's 10CD box set, Trials of Eyeliner, which is released on Friday. Taking place at the exclusive venue The Magic Circle in London in front of an invited audience, the event will comprise of an in depth interview, audience Q&A and a short live performance. Tickets were only available by ballot for those who are registered with the official mailing list. Those who weren't lucky enough to be allocated a ticket for this one off event can still experience some of the magic as the interview part of the evening is going to be broadcast live at 8pm tomorrow via Marc's official Facebook page.
21 October 2016
To celebrate the impending release of his first ever career box set, Trials of Eyeliner, we asked Marc's fans to submit questions about his life and career for an exclusive Amazon Front Row Q&A. Ten questions were picked and Marc's answers were filmed and can now be viewed on Amazon Front Row.
19 October 2016
To commemorate the release of his first ever career box set, Trials Of Eyeliner, Marc was Sara Cox's special guest on Sounds Of The 80s. You can watch Marc on the iPlayer red button discussing Soho, instant chart success and the recording of Soft Cell's classic 'Non Stop Erotic Cabaret' at www.bbc.co.uk
4 October 2016
For the Linday Kemp: My Life & Work With David Bowie - In Conversation With Marc Almond event that took place at the Ace Hotel in may, a 44 page programme was produced which is now available to view on line for free. Click the book below to view it full size.
17 September 2016
On 17 May this year Marc interviewed Linday Kemp at the Ace Hotel in London. A video of the full event, Linday Kemp: My Life & Work With David Bowie - In Conversation With Marc Almond, is now available to watch online at https://vimeo.com/181028446.
In November 2015 one of the workshops for the Against Nature project was recorded and this can also now been watched in full at https://vimeo.com/178016852.