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Kim Wilde Releases New Video For “Kandy Krush” From New Album ‘Here Come The Aliens’

The legendary Kim Wilde is back!

Following the declaration of intent of lead single ‘Pop Don’t Stop’ Kim Wilde releases the thrill ride of raucous second single ‘Kandy Krush’.

‘Pop Don’t Stop’ was playlisted on BBC Radio 2, declared “a huge pop anthem” by the Express and a “pop wrecking ball that’s about to smash its way through your brain” by Popjustice and included the prescient lyrics “The seasons come and go again and what was old is new again.”

Kim Wilde’s return to recording isn’t a comeback, but it does mark a fresh start in the iconic singer’s extraordinary career. Proud of her past, but focused on the future, Kim has never stopped singing or selling out tours – she has played more shows in the past decade than ever before, finding fans in countries she never dreamed she’d visit and turning new generations on to her songs – such huge hits as ‘Kids In America’, ‘Chequered Love’, ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’ and ‘Cambodia’.

Named after a real-life Close Encounter that occurred in Kim’s back garden in 2009, ‘Here Come The Aliens’ contains 12 tracks of swagger and sweetness that delve in to disco, new wave, electro and glam rock, but are really just smart, stylish, arms-aloft pop. From the slinky, stomp-along opener 1969 and the electro monster ‘Stereo Shot’ to the shimmering ballad ‘Solstice’, the addictive, riff-drenched ‘A Different Story’ and the boisterous ‘Birthday’, ‘Here Come The Aliens’ pairs Kim’s trademark lust for life with the strongest set of songs of her nearly 40 year career.

Vocally, Kim has never sounded better, the result of a hectic gig and festival schedule that has taken Kim and her six-strong band around the world for the past decade, playing not only her classic ‘80s tracks, but the hits she has continued to enjoy throughout Europe, Scandinavia and Asia up to the present day. In fact, it’s in Britain where Kim has been off the road the most.

“I’ve played more in the past 15 years than I did in the first two decades of my career,” says Kim, the UK’s most successful female pop star of the 80s, whose early tours included opening for David Bowie and Michael Jackson. “My band and I have headlined several tours abroad, but this is the first one for almost 30 years at home. But I’ve had fantastic experiences here touring with Rewind and Let’s Rock so our fans know that they have a very special place in my heart. I cannot wait to see them all up close and personal.”

A true family affair, ‘Here Come The Aliens’ was largely co-written by Kim and Ricky (who produced the record) and also features her niece Scarlett, who has played in the band for a decade and sings and songwrites on the album. The multi-talented Scarlett is also responsible for the album’s phenomenal artwork.

‘Here Come The Aliens’ tracklisting:

1 -1969 – written by Kim Wilde & Ricky Wilde.

2 – Pop Don’t Stop (duet with Ricky Wilde) – written by Kim, Ricky & Scarlett Wilde.

3 – Kandy Krush – written by Kim, Ricky, Frederick Thomander & Anders Wikström (‘Epicentre’).

4 – Stereo Shot – written by Ricky & Scarlett Wilde.

5 – Yours Til The End – written by Ricky Wilde & Neil Jones.

6 – Solstice – written by Kim, Ricky & Scarlett Wilde.

7 – Addicted To You – written by Sean J Vincent, Ricky, & Roxanne Wilde.

8 – Birthday – written by Ricky, Scarlett Wilde & Shane Lee.

9 – Cyber.Nation.War – written by Kim & Ricky.

10 – Different Story – written by Kim, Frederick Thomander & Anders Wikström (‘Epicentre’).

11 – Rock the Paradiso – written by Kim, Ricky & Scarlett Wilde.

12 – Rosetta (duet with Frida Sundemo) – written by Kim & Ricky.


Here Come The Aliens tour dates:

March 2018

30th Fri – Ipswich – Regent Theatre

31st Sat – Southend – Cliffs Pavilion                                                                 

April 2018

2nd Mon – Glasgow – Old Fruit Market

4th Wed – Bath – The Forum

5th Thu – Torquay – Princess Theatre

6th Fri – Yeovil – Westlands

7th Sat – Bournemouth – The Pavilion Theatre

11th Wed – Wrexham – William Aston Hall

12th Thu – Preston – The Guildhall

13th Fri – Sheffield – Plug

15th Sun – York – Barbican

16th Mon    Gateshead – The Sage

19th Thu – Halifax – The Victoria Theatre

20th Fri – Buxton – Opera House

21st Sat – Birmingham – Town Hall

22nd Sun – Salisbury – City Hall

24th Tue     Hastings – The White Rock Theatre

26th Thu    London – Koko

30th Mon    Salford – The Lowry