Bananarama (Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward) have signed a worldwide deal with Absolute Label Services to release their first studio album in a decade.
The new LP, In Stereo, will be Bananarama’s 11th studio album and will be released on April 19 through their own IN SYNK label with Absolute providing services support including sales, marketing, distribution and more.
Bananarama have sold 30 million records over a career spanning more than 36 years.
Dallin and Woodward have written and recorded the new LP with producer Ian Masterson who, as a songwriter, producer or remixer, has worked with a number of big name acts including Kylie and Dannii Minogue, Girls Aloud, Belinda Carlisle and Sophie Ellis-Bextor. Track Love In Stereo was recorded with producer Richard X.
The album will be launched with a one time only ‘Evening With Bananarama’ UK tour, visiting intimate venues in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow from April 26 – May 2.
The duo have just returned from playing dates in the US and an Australian tour. They will play Summer Sonic Festival in Japan in August, as well as festivals across the summer in the UK and Europe.
“It’s great to have absolute’s support whilst keeping full control over the campaign and ownership of our new album”
Absolute Label Manager Fraser Ealey said: “Absolute has a strong track record when it comes to empowering pop icons who want to regain their independence with fresh impetus in the modern music business. We’re pleased to be able to do just that for Bananarama, who remain an important part of the UK’s pop tapestry.”
Bananarama said: “We are delighted to be working with Absolute. It’s a new experience for us and we’ve found it incredibly easy. It’s great to have their support whilst keeping full control over the campaign and ownership of our new album.”
Founded in 1998, Absolute has recently worked on album releases from artists including Steps, All Saints, Jake Shears, Kim Wilde, Alice Cooper, 67, Dappy, Ay Em, Danny Jones and Ferris & Sylvester, as well as labels such as Ram Records.Music Business Worldwide