Bells On

Andy Bell

Erasure’s Andy Bell has released clips from his upcoming solo debut including his duet with that big fag Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters. Bell was one of the first openly gay popstars paving the way for Mr. Shears’ sequined ass and just last year announced that he had contracted HIV.

Last year Erasure released the critically lauded Nightbird and then toured Europe and the US, where they played 10 sold out shows in NYC and 5 in SF. Now Bell is set to release his first solo effort, Electric Blue, on October 4th. Arjan got his hands on a copy and posted a review a little while back.

Clips of the Shears/Bell sissy fabulous duet and of the first single “Crazy” are up now on the singer’s site. The set is co-produced by dj duo Manhattan Clique and listening to the new tracks gives the impression that the album will be much more dancefloor ready than Erasure’s more poppy fare.

Also,a clip of the upcoming Larry Tee collaboration “Matthew” is now posted on the Manhattan Clique website. That track, another dance record, is about the killing of Matthew Sheperd. Release details are not confirmed yet for that track.