New Music: Sophie Ellis-Bextor ‘Runaway Daydreamer’

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has announced a new single ‘Runaway Daydreamer’, from her recent album ‘Wanderlust’, which will be released on 31st March on EBGB’s.

Recent album ‘Wanderlust’ entered the UK album chart at #4 as the highest new entry on week of release, giving Sophie Ellis-Bextor her first top 10 record since 2007’s ‘Trip The Light Fantastic’. It is also the only album this year to achieve three consecutive weeks inside the UK Top 10 albums chart.

‘Wanderlust’ features 11 powerfully understated songs showcasing a newfound maturity both lyrically and musically, and is Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s fifth studio album. Co-written, produced and arranged by acclaimed singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, Wanderlust was recorded in a London studio in just two weeks with a tightly-knit group of musicians and friends.

New single ‘Runaway Daydreamer’ follows first single ‘Young Blood’, which received strong support from Radio 2 and is already a live favourite. ‘Runaway Daydreamer’, released on 31st March, is a fleeting fantasy of running away from everyday life and seeing what else the world holds and is an upbeat track with a gorgeous string-laden chorus.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor recently performed a sold out show at London’s Bush Hall which received glowing reviews with The Telegraph calling the show ‘a crowd pleasing triumph’. 

Tickets for her April tour are on sale now and full dates are as follows:

Mon 7th Birmingham Institute
Tues 8th Oxford Academy
Thurs 10th London Union Chapel
Fri 11th London Union Chapel (extra date added due to demand)
Sun 13th Bournemouth Academy
Mon 14th Brighton Concorde 2
Tues 15th Bristol Academy
Thurs 17th Gateshead Sage (Hall 2)
Fri 18th Manchester Ritz
Sat 19th Glasgow Oran Mor SOLD OUT
Sun 20th Glasgow Oran Mor (extra date added due to demand)

Can’t Get Kylie Out Of Our Heads!

Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, the dancefloor smash from our girl Kylie Minogue was named this centuries most played tune in a British radio poll. The track, released in 2001 was not only rejected by Sophie Ellis-Bextor, but has also trumped Britney SpearsToxic and the famous Angels by Robbie Williams. Congrat’s girl!

SPECIAL EXCLUSIVE: Sophie Ellis-Bextor Live At The GH Hotel Melbourne!

Sophie Ellis-Bextor conquered Melbourne last night with an amazing performance before a sellout crowd at Melbourne’s GH Hotel. The UK pop sensation appeared on stage at 11.30pm to the adoring cheers of fans, within moments, she was tearing up the stage with all her biggest hits. Fans were treated to the disco themed Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer, Not Giving Up On Love, Get Over You, Take Me Home, If This Ain’t Love (Groovejet / Spiller), Yes Sir I Can Boogie, Music Gets The Best Of Me and the #1 smash Murder On The Dancefloor!
Sporting the trademark glitter and blue eye-shadow, Sophie had the crowd clapping, dancing and cheering. The show was a complete sellout, tickets for the event sold out not long after going on sale for the exclusive one night only show in Melbourne. Sophie was to perform in Sydney tonight, a day after new album Make A Scene was released across Australia. Sophie took the time after the show to meet and greet diehard fans and promised the Melbourne crowd she would return! An amazing show Sophie, thank you and look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Photos / Video Footage: Brian Peel
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Click below for the photo and video special!

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Murder On The Dancefloor
Live at GH Hotel Melbourne 

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Not Giving Up On Love
Live at GH Hotel Melbourne

Sophie Ellis-Bextor – If This Ain’t Love
Live at GH Hotel Melbourne

Heartbreak Make Me A Dancer (Official Video)
Sophie Ellis-Bextor 
Sophie Ellis-Bextor rips through her greatest hits catalogue at Melbourne’s GH Hotel last night.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor Sells Out Melbourne Show!

Sophie Ellis-Bextor has sold out her Melbourne show at the Greyhound Hotel on Saturday October 1st.

Sophie will showcase her biggest hits in a special one off show. Tickets were snapped up in no time with Ellis-Bextor travelling to Sydney the following day for another cameo performance.

I’ve been lucky enough to score tickets to this event, which I am sure is going to be a spectacular night with the Disco Diva!

 Sophie Ellis-Bextor – Starlight (2011)