For several years I lived in a dark and mysterious castle. At night, in the fading candlelight, I'd often be visited by ghosts and apparitions. They'd tell me their stories. Some happy, some sad, some weird and some wonderful. These songs tell those stories.
About the album
Songs from the Mysterious Castle is an album unlike any other. It's the sound of the Pet Shop Boys getting lost in a forest on Halloween night. It's an electronic rock opera with tales from beyond the grave including the ghosts of Jimi Hendrix, Mata Hari, the siren of the Rhine Lorelei, a computer in love, and an occupant of Borley Rectory.
I Dream of Barbie - single
I Dream of Barbie was chosen as part of The Quietus's selection for The Dark Outside broadcast on 24 September 2017. The broadcast also featured tracks from Depeche Mode, Cabaret Voltaire and Paul Hartnoll.
Mark Burrows chose I Dream of Barbie to feature in the 'breaking bands' blog
"...since I Dream of Barbie is about a computer that falls in love with a doll we must imagine there're some odd ghosts knocking around the mysterious castle, and that those ghosts really love Kraftwerk."
Album release date: 18 January 2018