• Vince Clarke

    Vince Clarke

  • Goldfrapp


  • The Acid

  • Plastikman

  • New Order

    New Order

  • A Certain Ratio

    A Certain Ratio

  • Lee Ranaldo

    Lee Ranaldo

  • Nicolas Bougaïeff

  • Daniel Avery

  • nonpareils


  • Daniel Blumberg

  • Chris Liebing

    Chris Liebing

  • K Á R Y Y N

    K Á R Y Y N

  • The Pop Group

  • HAAi

  • Sylph

  • Jake Shears

  • JakoJako

  • Sunroof

  • Miss Grit

  • Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming —
    Hurry Up, We're Dreaming

  • Cold Specks —
    I Predict a Graceful Expulsion

  • Silicon Teens —
    Music for Parties

  • Carter Tutti Void —

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Three Mantras

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Red Mecca

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Voice Of America

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Living Legends

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The Lyceum

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Cabaret Voltaire 1974-76

  • 2×45 —

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    The Original Sound Of Sheffield '78 / '82 Best Of

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Live At The YMCA 27.10.79.

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Methodology '74-'78: Attic Tapes

  • Cabaret Voltaire —

  • Cabaret Voltaire —
    Listen Up With Cabaret Voltaire

  • Cabaret Voltaire —

  • Cabaret Voltaire —

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Sweet Tooth Bird

  • Beth Jeans Houghton —
    Yours Truly Cellophane Nose

  • Moby —
    This Wild Darkness

  • Fever Ray —
    IDK About You

  • Daniel Avery —
    Slow Fade

  • Fever Ray —
    Wanna Sip

  • Moby —
    Like A Motherless Child

  • Fever Ray —
    To The Moon And Back

  • Liars —
    Staring At Zero

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Moroccan Mountains

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Thrown Over The Wall

  • Liars —
    Cred Woes

  • Ben Frost —
    Threshold Of Faith

  • ADULT. —
    Uncomfortable Positions (feat. Lun*na Menoh)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    New Thing

  • Erasure —
    World Be Gone

  • Erasure —
    Love You To The Sky

  • Can —
    Dizzy Dizzy (The Singles Pt. 2)

  • Can —
    She Brings The Rain (The Singles Pt. 1)

  • Lee Ranaldo —
    Circular (Right As Rain)

  • ADULT. —
    We Are A Mirror (feat. Douglas J McCarthy)

  • Lift To Experience —
    Falling From Cloud 9

Jake Shears

‘Last Man Dancing’ — OUT NOW




Last Man Dancing is the brilliant new album from Jake Shears, released today on Mute. The project features the new single & title track, a brand new collaboration with Kylie Minogue (‘Voices’), plus acclaimed recent singles ‘Too Much Music’ and ‘I Used To be In Love’. Shears will take Last Man Dancing out on the road this summer, with an instantly-sold out date at Village Underground tonight (2 JUNE), international festivals including Mighty Hoopla (4 June) and Glastonbury, plus in-store events for week of release continuing below.  

Photo by Damon Baker

Early praise for Last Man Dancing

“An electrifying showman…a vivid pop culture pick-and-mix” Financial Times

“Pop trailblazer…a distillation of Shears’ longstanding love of nightlife hedonism” NME

“Hypnotic disco bangers…Jake helped to prise open the door for today’s LGBTQ+ pop stars” Time Out

“Fabulously messy…ecstatic, falsetto-testing anthems” Classic Pop, ****

“Upbeat brilliance…a wild ride of a night out” The Sun SFTW ****

The self-confessed Last Man Dancing, Jake Shears’ new album in many ways feels like the record he was born to make. Full of incandescent nods to dance music pioneers – a Sylvester falsetto here, a Patrick Cowley cowbell there, and a Berghain pulse – Shears’ lifelong love affair with club culture breaks new ground whilst sounding, too, like a spiritual homecoming. This is nowhere more apparent than on ‘Voices’, which witnesses Jake’s much-anticipated creative reunion with Kylie Minogue over an Italo, dream-like siren “calling you to action…calling you to love.” 

Those who RSVP to the Last Man Dancing party will quickly realise there is more going on than may first meet the eye. The record was introduced in immersive style earlier this year with the reborn disco groove of ‘Too Much Music’, and followed by ‘I Used To Be In Love’ (a symphonic blast of house, hedonism, and finding yourself right at home in a crowd of strangers). Like any great night out, things take a stranger turn: funk workout ‘Do The Television’ (says Jake) “is about language and the loss of meaning, changing symbols and forgotten history”, whilst there’s a scathingly funny portrait of modern narcissism on the electro-clash of ‘Really Big Deal’. The record reaches its floor-filling crescendo on what Shears loosely calls ‘The Suite’: an instrumental-led mix (‘Mess Of Me’, ‘Doses’, ‘Radio Eyes’) that sees the party reach almost dystopian depths, in a room that also features the unlikely collective voices of Big Freedia, Jane Fonda, Iggy Pop and Amber Martin. Closing on the cinematic, breakbeat glam of ‘Diamonds Don’t Burn’, Last Man Dancing is ultimately a reminder to keep moving whatever life throws at you: a theme rendered memorably through the title track’s video, in which Jake earns his trophy not just as the ‘Last Man Dancing’ but without doubt as one of this generation’s most trailblazing, positive pop stars. 

Even amidst its high-octane energy, Jake Shears’ new album offers Scissor Sisters’ front-man the opportunity to reflect on how he got to where he is today. In his own words, Last Man Dancing is “a journey through the ultimate house party. The first half gives you those singalong moments that get everyone into it at the top of night. As the hours turn, you can go a little deeper and darker, more where the second half of the record goes. It’s inspired by all the over-the-top house parties I’ve thrown throughout my life. I was born to host, I love to DJ and my favourite hours of a party are from 4-6am. There’s nothing more luxurious than being as loud as you want in the early hours. Not everyone might make it to the end, but the last ones dancing are possibly rewarded with the most magical moments of the evening.”

In a polymathic career which variously takes in multi-million global album sales, Brits, Ivor Novellos, an acclaimed memoir, a Broadway show, plus his Olivier-Award-winning musical ‘Tammy Faye’, Jake Shears’ pull to keep moving has remained one constant: whether in the heat of the dance floor, or in creating cathartic and unconventional art. With work that still speaks evenly to outsiders and the masses, catch Jake Shears on the road this summer and watch out for more news to follow soon. 

02.06.23 || London || Village Underground
04.06.23 || London || Mighty Hoopla

05.06.23 || London || Rough Trade East (In Conversation & Signing)

08.06.23 || New York || Barnes & Noble (Signing)
18.06.23 || Florence || Firenze Rocks

24.06.23 || Glastonbury || Glastonbury Festival

28.06.23 || Lytham || Lytham Festival

08.07.23 || Bristol || Pride
23.07.23 || Nottingham || Splendour Festival

25.08.23 || Lincolnshire || Lost Village Festival (DJ Set)

27.08.23 || Manchester || Pride

Last Man Dancing is out now on CD, Colour Vinyl, Cassette and Digitally: https://mute.ffm.to/jakeshears


1.‘Too Much Music

2.‘Do the Television

3.‘Voices’ (ft. Kylie Minogue)

4.‘I Used to Be in Love

5.‘Really Big Deal’

6.‘Last Man Dancing

7.‘8 Ball’ (ft. Le Chev)

8.‘Devil Came Down the Dance Floor’ (ft. Amber Martin)

9.‘Mess of Me’

10.‘Doses’ (ft. Big Freedia)

11.‘Radio Eyes’

12.‘Diamonds Don’t Burn’ 


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