This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
AU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the Australia version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Classic Pop > Jul-18 > PLEDGING Their ALLEGIANCE

PLEDGING Their ALLEGIANCE

SWING OUT SISTER

Swing Out Sister used everything from Motown and Blaxploitation movies to French film soundtracks and Blue Note jazz for the inspirational jumping-off point for the new album

THEY BROKE THE TOP 10 ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ATLANTIC WITH THE SOPHISTI-POP SMASH HIT BREAKOUT IN 1986. NOW, AS CLASSIC POP FINDS OUT, SWING OUT SISTER ARE BACK WITH A NEW ALBUM AND IT’S ALL DOWN TO THEIR FANS…

DAVID BURKE

It’s been a long time coming, but Swing Out Sister are back with a new album, Almost Persuaded. However, as Corinne Drewery explains, it’s a record that they would never have finished if she hadn’t accidently broke her femur in five places following a fall.

Drawing on a diverse range of influences from hip-hop and neo-soul to Blue Note Records and Motown, as well as allusions to Blaxploitation movies and half-remembered French film soundtracks, it materialised via PledgeMusic, which saw every step of the process shared with fans online through regular updates and short films.

“The Pledge campaign helped us to tighten up a bit”, admits Drewery – although it was Andy Connell, Corinne’s other half in both SOS and in life, who decided on the internet platform for the release.

“I was off the radar, in Lincolnshire visiting my family”, she says. “Andy said: ‘Oh, I’ve put it on PledgeMusic. We’re doing an album, we don’t know what it is – it might be an album, it might be a film, who knows?’ And people started signing up for it, so we thought, we’d better get our skates on then.

“It helped to have this rapport with our listeners. Andy kept putting down instrumental things with a view to hurrying me along, but the more he recorded, the more it made me freeze.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Classic Pop - Jul-18
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Jul-18
$5.99
Or 599 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only $ 4.83 per issue
SAVE
19%
$57.99
Or 5799 points

View Issues

About Classic Pop

In the new issue of Classic Pop magazine we catch up with Johnny Marr to hear about the former Smiths and Electronic star’s superb new solo album Call The Comet. Tom Bailey tells us why he's returning to pop with a new album after years exploring dub and world music – remarkably it’s the former Thompson Twin frontman’s first solo LP. Also making a much-anticipated comeback is Swing Out Sister – Classic Pop talks to 80s icon Corinne Drewery and other half Andy Connell as they break what is effectively a decade of studio silence with Almost Persuaded. Elsewhere, we tell the story of the legendary Factory Records label and serve up a buyer’s guide to the work of Blondie and Debbie Harry. The ever-industrious Neil Arthur tells us about his new project Near Future and gives us details of a new Blancmange album plus we also catch up with Jaki Graham for the inside story on her diverse new album When A Woman Loves. New albums from Tom Bailey, Erasure, Years & Years and Let’s Eat Grandma get the once-over alongside reissues by David Bowie, The Cure, Public Image Limited and George Michael. We also jostle our way to the front to review live shows including Beck, Echo & The Bunnymen and Blossoms. Enjoy the issue!

Other Articles in this Issue