From The Desk Of Erasure’s Andy Bell: Nudist Beaches

AndyBellLogoOh, l’amour! Andy Bell is back with a brand new solo offering. The Erasure frontman is releasing the techno-tinged NonStop (Mute) this week. The LP was co-produced by Bell and Pascal Gabriel (Kylie Minogue, Ladyhawke, Miss Kittin, Little Boots). Gabriel also helmed Bell’s previous releases as Mimó. Non-Stop‘s first single, “Call On Me,” pulses with a glittering electronic beat and features heavily processed vocals with an Italo-disco flair. It’s quite a departure from the romantic, falsetto-driven synth pop of Erasure, drawing inspiration from soul, techno, Tin Pan Alley and even opera. Bell will be guest editing all week. Read our Q&A with him.


Bell: I can’t mention Hastings without mentioning a naturist beach called Fairlight Glen, which is two miles to the south of the city. It is supposed to be incredibly beautiful and leads me to my next subject: my favourite nudist beaches in the world. There’s one advantage to being naked and wearing just a pair of sunglasses: Hardly anybody recognises you. Try it; I do. So my favourites are Cupecoy Beach in Saint Martin, Netherlands/French Antilles; Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece; Las Salinas, Ibiza, Spain; and Playa Del Muerto, Sitges, Spain. Enjoy. You never know who you might bump into.

Video after the jump.

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