There will be plenty of crying, shaking and incontinent situations happening when this blows up all over Australia’s gay media. I might’ve just done all of the aforementioned for the country.
British pop siren and one of my all time favourite artists Sophie Ellis-Bextor is confirmed to be coming Down Under in October to perform at Sydney’s Homesexual White Party, according to this exclusive SameSame scoop.
The ‘Murder on The Dancefloor’ diva is expected to head up a half-hour set consisting of her most memorable hits and some newbies from the current Make A Scene album – which, mind you, is yet to even be released digitally in Australia. Our friends at SameSame are reporting that this exclusive deal with Homesexual most likely means that this will be Sophie’s only gig in the country.
Why is she doing this to us? One night only, a half hour set and up in Sydney? This is painful. Mama Ellis-Bextor, I would take out a loan to see you perform a 90-minute long set where you can do all the fan favourite album tracks and b-sides – I’ll sing every word of it with you!
For those lesser beings who don’t know of Sophie’s discography past the point of ‘Get Over You’, please act like you know when you’re in my presence.
The British dance/pop queen has to date released four studio albums since she first broke through with Spiller‘s ‘Groovejet (If This Ain’t Love)’ in 2000. Her debut solo LP Read My Lips spawned the iconic ‘Murder On The Dancefloor’, a reimagination of Cher‘s forgotten pop gem ‘Take Me Home’, ‘Get Over You’ and Music Gets The Best of Me’ – all of which were Top 30 hits in Australia back in the day.
Let’s reminisce a little on this:
Her second album Shoot From The Hip served up some organic pop realness and although it wasn’t a commercial success of Dow Jones breaking proportions, the fans will always be living for the singles ‘Mixed Up World’, ‘I Won’t Change You’ and album track ‘Nowhere Without You’.
How adorable was Sophie in this video?
Ms EB’s 2007 Trip The Light Fantastic is one of my favourite pop albums of all time and as far as her discography goes, this was the era where we last saw her appear on our shelves. The petulant and energetic lead single ‘Catch You’ managed to go #8 in the UK and #44 in Australia while its follow up ‘Me and My Imagination’ only rose to #23 in the UK and interestingly enough, ascended to #10 on our ARIA Club charts. The third and final single ‘Today The Sun’s On Us’ is without question, one of the most underrated pop tracks in the last 10 years.
I want y’all to keep playing catch up with me here today, so keep in party line and watch ‘Catch You’:
Sophie’s current album Make A Scene has been a long time coming and it’s truly worth the wait for any dance/pop fan. This album is life giving. It’s literally wall-to-wall floor fillers featuring all her recent A-grade collaborations like ‘Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer’ with Freemasons (which was a Top 10 hit on our Australian dance charts), ‘Not Giving Up On Love’ with Armin Van Buuren and ‘Can’t Fight This Feeling’ with Junior Caldera.
Here’s the last stop on today’s Sophie discography tour. One of the most important songs in my life – ‘Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer’:
Sophie Ellis-Bextor will be performing at the white themed Homesexual party in Sydney’s Home Nightclub on 2 October. Needless to say, I’ll be flying up for the event.