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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Xenomania Kiddo Alex Gardner Reveals Two New Jams As Vagabond Officially Split Up

Alex Gardner finally uploaded three new songs to his MySpace today—including his debut single "I'm Not Mad" and "Heartbreak," both of which are on a four-song sampler of Alex's forthcoming album that's doing the rounds.

To me "Heartbreak" sounds a tad bit like the also-Xenomania-produced "The Way It Used To Be," off Pet Shop Boys' 2009 album Yes.

The third tune on Gardner's MySpace is the broody, moody slowie "You See With Me" (which also sounds exactly like another song I can't quite put my finger on yet!). So far this kid's five for five in my d'luvvly book.

Here's a new interview with Alex, where he talks about how he first hooked up with Xenomania chief Brian Higgins, and how he's been compared to Wet Wet Wet's Marti Pellow, George Michael and Rick Astley. (Hmmm. Who might have drawn that comparison?)



In other related info, the Xenomania News blog posted today that Vagabond have officially split up. They cite a tweet from former member Luke Fitton:
"We have all moved on to new projects as things haven't worked out the way we would have hoped with Vagabond. We are all very much in support of each others decisions to move on musically and there is no hard feelings. I'd personally like to thank everyone who has supported us and we assure you that everything we are currently working on is very exciting and we hope you enjoy it just as much."

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5 Comments:

  • At 5:29 PM, Blogger xolondon said…

    After a few plays Heartbreak is "proper brilliant"! No one will miss Vagabond though...

     
  • At 11:48 PM, Blogger subramanian said…

    good

     
  • At 1:36 AM, Blogger Norman L. said…

    Looove the Rick Astley thing...

     
  • At 4:13 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    XO - heartbreak is PROPER brilliant! Hurrah :) And Dluvverlee, i am adoring your alex obsession :)
    How sad about vagabond, oh wait, i'm over it already :P

     
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