Boy George releases first artist album in ten years!

The following is a shameless regurgitatum of a press release. The gist is that Boy George has released a new album- Ordinary Alien- in an attempt to prove that he still has it.

Mr. George is widely loved for his music in the 80s- I myself am a fan- and for his satire on television in the years since. He has never quite left the music industry and now he’s putting his stamp back on it once more. Early indications of the album are good- an up to date and energetic offering. I will update when I hear more.

Behold:

Today, pop icon Boy George releases his first artist album in almost ten years. Following a non-stop, sell-out European tour with ‘Night Of The Proms’ in 2010 where George performed to over 15,000 fans a night; one of the World’s most recognizable figures is officially back on mainstream music’s radar for good.

‘Ordinary Alien’ is an accomplished collection of tracks featuring Boy George & Kinky Roland’s faultless mod-pop production. As songwriters and all-round creative entities, Boy George and Kinky Roland have worked closely over the past fifteen years and Ordinary Alien is born out of this relationship – the pair are renowned for their seemingly never-ending surplus of quality material.

If Boy George isn’t writing then he is simply not Boy George – moving into 2011 and in light of this huge body of work, Boy George is determined to be recognized as the talented musician he is. Ordinary Alien is the rise of George again – releasing fresh music to the World and chipping away at his craft as a writer, a singer, and a successful producer. Boy George has been working closely with Decode Records – first releasing ‘Amazing Grace’ in March 2010, moving onto working with Decode on the launch of his own label. After spending years working with majors, George is happier working with an independent label as it gives infinite scope for personal creativity.

Originating from Berlin, Kinky Roland has been producing top selling tracks and remixes with some of the biggest names in Dance Music – Bananarama, S’Express with Mark Moore, Roland Sebastian Faber (Aube records), Mini Legend, Starcluster (with Keen K on Aube Records), Marc Almond, Jonny Slut, Glen Gregory, Fran, Princess Julia, Gene Serene, John Taylor; and of course Boy George.

Boy George first shot to international stardom in the 1980s as the front man of one of the UK’s biggest exports – Culture Club, who are re-uniting in 2012 for a Word tour to celebrate the group’s 30th Anniversary. He has sold over 50 million albums and has had top 10 hits in every country. Singer, actor, DJ, artist, photographer, fashion designer, he has constantly reinvented himself and remains today one of the world’s most recognizable, iconic figures. Having recently recorded a track for Mark Ronson’s album ‘The Business International’, George and Mark continue to work together and are both appearing at The Roundhouse on February 16th 2011.

Boy George ‘Ordinary Alien’ is released on 31st Jan 2011 in HMV and through iTunes – http://tiny.cc/ordinaryalien

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2011 = Bethesda! Brink May 30th. Hunted June 3rd. Rage Sept 16th. Skyrim Nov 11th!

Regurgitatum:

January 27th, 2011 (London, UK) – Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced the release dates of four multiplatform AAA titles shipping in 2011. Brink™, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge™, RAGE™, and The Elder Scrolls® V: Skyrim™ are all slated for release on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.

Brink, an immersive first-person shooter under development at Splash Damage, will be available in North America on May 17th and in Europe on May 20th. Brink was named as the ‘Game of Show’ at Eurogamer Expo 2010, while G4TV.com declared “Brink takes shooters to a whole new level”.  Blending single-player, co-op, and multiplayer action into one seamless experience, Brink features dynamic battlefields, extensive customisation options and an innovative control system.

Hunted, a fantasy action game, will be available in retail stores across North America on June 1st and on store shelves in Europe on June 3rd. Hunted is a fresh take on the classic dungeon crawl experience that delivers the intensity and action of a modern-day shooter. Hunted, under development at inXile Entertainment, has been called “A Dungeon Crawl for the Gears Age” by Kotaku.com and has been described by Eurogamer as “violent, deceptively thoughtful and witty.”

RAGE, the highly anticipated first-person shooter from legendary developer id Software, will hit retail shelves across North America on September 13th and throughout Europe on September 16th. The game won numerous awards at E3 2010, including ‘Best Overall Game of Show’ from IGN and three ‘Best of E3’ Game Critics Awards  including ‘Best Console Game’. RAGE features intense first-person shooter action, breakneck vehicle combat, an expansive world to explore and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s revolutionary id Tech 5 technology.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is the most recently announced title from world-renowned developer Bethesda Game Studios. The studio is widely known for developing the 2008 Game of the Year, Fallout® 3 and the 2006 Game of the Year, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®. Skyrim, the latest chapter in The Elder Scrolls saga, re-imagines and revolutionises the open-world fantasy epic and will launch worldwide on November 11th (11.11.11).

“We are thrilled to offer our fans such a strong roster of games,” said Vlatko Andonov, president of Bethesda Softworks. “We are excited to present such a diverse line-up of high quality titles.  2011 will be a great year for gamers.”

For more information visit Hunted at www.HuntedTheGame.com, Brink at www.BrinkTheGame.com, RAGE at www.RAGE.com, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim at www.TheElderScrolls.com.

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