DT: OCTOBER 14, 2005
FR: MITCH SCHNEIDER/ALEXANDRA GREENBERG
NEW EP AND SINGLE "NUMBER 1"
ON TOUR THIS FALL WITH COLDPLAY IN EUROPE
After a sensational launch of their new album Supernature overseas–where it debuted on the U.K. charts at #2 and quickly attained gold status–GOLDFRAPP prepare to enter the U.S. market this fall with the commercial release of their new EP NUMBER 1 on November 1. Meanwhile, look for the band known for their pioneering electronics, crystalline vocals, visual theatrics and dark-sex decadence to visit the United States in December to support the EP with a “very special event” TBA and also to promote the March 7, 2006 release of Supernature via Mute Records. GOLDFRAPP’S presence will also be felt on the airwaves as their new music has been licensed to appear in the TV programs “Grey’s Anatomy” and “NCIS.”
The song “Number 1”–written and produced by GOLDFRAPP’s acclaimed duo of Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory–is a gorgeous melodic gem, uplifting and life-affirming. It is one of the highlights of Supernature, which also features the song “Ooh La La,” which debuted on the U.K. charts at #4.
An amazing package for fans, the Number 1 EP includes two very special bonus album tracks that have been unavailable until now: "Beautiful” and “All Night Operator.” The enhanced content includes “Number 1 – Postcards From The Summer,” a special montage of exclusive behind-the scenes footage from Goldfrapp's superb summer festival appearances. There are also superb remixes of “Number 1” by Alain Braxe & Fred Falke and “Ooh La La” by Tieschwarz.
Proper track listing for the Number 1 EP is:
1. Number 1
3. All Night Operator
4. Number 1 (Alan Braxe & Fred Falke Mix)
5. Ooh La La (Tieschwarz Mix)
6. Number 1 (Postcards From The Summer – Video)
Supernature has received an absolutely thunderous critical reception from the U.K. press, with the likes of NME calling it "The best pop album of 2005,” MOJO praising it with a 4-out-of-5 star review that stated “Sexy, sing-along electronica by people who care” and Q commenting "thrilling…Supernature sounds brilliantly here and now.” Marie Claire also weighed in with high praise by noting, "At last, a real talent to treasure. This is what it sounds like to be alive in 2005,” while Attitude noted, "If Mr. Warhol was still with us his favourite pop muse would, without a doubt, be Alison Goldfrapp."
Europe is also currently falling under GOLDFRAPP's musical spell with an MTV Europe Music Award nomination for “Best Alternative” act, the single "Ooh La La" landing # 1 in Spain and Supernature already ranking in the Top 40 in Germany, France and other territories.
Having appeared at festivals throughout the summer, GOLDFRAPP subsequently performed a sold-out UK tour. Beginning October 26th, in Belgium, Goldfrapp will embark on a major European tour as the support act for Coldplay. It wraps November 29th in Paris.
GOLDFRAPP’s fall tour dates with Coldplay are as follows (show’s indicated with a * denote the group’s own show):
Date City Venue
*Oct 22 Hamburg, GERMANY Docks
*Oct 23 Berlin, GERMANY Columbiahalle
Oct 26 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sports Palace
Oct 28 Oberhausen, GERMANY Arena
Oct 30 Copenhagen, DENMARK Forum
Oct 31 Oslo, NORWAY Spectrum
*Nov 4 Madrid, SPAIN Aqualung
*Nov 5 Barcelona, SPAIN Razzmatazz
Nov 07 Stockholm, SWEDEN Globe
Nov 09 Leipzig, GERMANY Arena
Nov 10 Mannheim, GERMANY Maimarkhalle
Nov 12 Zurich, SWITZERLAND Hallenstadion
Nov 14 Milan, ITALY Filaforum
Nov 15 Bologna, ITALY Palamalaguti
Nov 17 Marseille, FRANCE Dome
Nov 18 Toulouse, FRANCE Zenith
Nov 20 Barcelona, SPAIN Paulau Sant Jordi
Nov 22 Madrid, SPAIN Palacio de Deportes
Nov 23 Lisbon, PORTUGAL Atlantico Pavillion
Nov 25 San Sebastian, SPAIN Velodromo Anoeta
Nov 28 Lyon, FRANCE Tony Garnier Hall
Nov 29 Paris, FRANCE Bercy
GOLDFRAPP will also be the first act to launch a series of Podcasts from Mute Records, under the name of Mute Station – Goldfrapp's podcast. Named "Communique #1,” it’s all about Alison and Will and the creation of Supernature. It will be appearing in the iTunes directory and other online Podcast directories. It can also be downloaded directly from http://www.mutestation.com/. Alternatively, you can subscribe to the feed to automatically receive all future Mute Podcasts. Through iTunes, simply go to the Advanced menu, select 'Subscribe to podcast..' and enter: http://www.mutestation.com/podcast.xml. Non-iTunes users may subscribe to Podcasts, through the dozens of software clients available for Mac and PC, many of which can be found at: http://www.podcastingnews.com/topics/Podcast_Software.html
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