The Pet Shop Boys will release a brand new B-sides compilation on February 3 through Parlophone/EMI Music.

Entitled Format, it celebrates the duo’s songwriting and recording with a collection of 38 b-sides and bonus tracks originally released on singles from 1996 to 2009.

The album will be available digitally and on double-CD. All tracks have been remastered and the CD booklet features an interview with Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe by Jon Savage.

Format follows on from the 1995 release of Alternative, which collected the duo’s b-sides from 1985 to 1994.

Pet Shop Boys are currently working on their 11th studio album, which is due for release in 2012.

They’ll also be performing at this year’s New Year’s Eve celebrations in Sydney where the entire Pandemonium production will be presented for the first time in Australia for a 90-minute show at Glebe Island from 7.30pm.

Tickets are available now from www.ticketmaster.com.au

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