'Breakaway' 1993 Album Promotional Video

November 03, 2019

Kim's 'Breakaway' album was released 26 years ago this month.  In celebration, we are happy to present the official promotional video for the album, featuring an exclusive interview with Kim.  Click here.

Mel & Kim 'The Singles Box Set' Released

October 10, 2019

Our friends at Cherry Red Records have presented their Mel & Kim 'The Singles Box Set' 

 

Order now at:

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mel-kim-the-singles-box-set-7cd-deluxe-box-set/

Mel & Kim 'The Singles Box Set' Release

May 30, 2019

Our friends at Cherry Red Records have announced their Mel & Kim 'The Singles Box Set' , due for release on the 31st of August.

 

Sadly, this release has been delayed until October 11th.  

Pre-orders are available now at:

https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/mel-kim-the-singles-box-set-7cd-deluxe-box-set/

The David O'Dowd Interview

April 05, 2019

David O’Dowd, the photographer who shot Mel & Kim for the ‘Showing Out’s ‘hats sleeve’, shares with us some amazing unreleased shots from that session and takes us behind the image with his facinating insights and recollections.

New Kim TV Interview for BBC4

January 04, 2019

Kim, Pete Waterman & Rick Astley provided interviews for a fantastic new feature on Mel & Kim, as part of the BBC4's 'Top of the Pops - The Story of 1987'. 

 

Click the HERE to view the clip.

The George De Angeles Interview!

October 21, 2018

To celebrate the 28th anniversary of the ‘Don’t Worry’ single release, we present our interview George De Angeles, the music producer who worked with Kim to present the award-winning album 'Kim Appleby'.  An album which, not only honoured Mel's memory but also, presented Kim to the world as a solo artist in her own right.   

 

Read George's full interview here!

'Where Is Love' Delux CD/Book Edition Now Available

October 04, 2018

The 'Where Is Love' Limited Edition CD/Book Edition is now fully available

 

We are ecstatic  to round things off with a gorgeous book that is printed in the quality that we had always envisioned.  The feedback from those of you who have received the book so far has been truly overwhelming and we are thrilled that you love it as much as we do.

Quietly we've been preparing some exciting new website content which we are eager to share with you over the coming months, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, you can get the last remaining copies of the book, before they are all gone! 

https://www.dnrmusic.net/

Classic Pop Magazine Kim Interview

April 25, 2018

Kim features in the May issue of Classic Pop Magazine, where she  shares some revealing memories from the girls' career and her solo career within the six page spread.  Kim also discusses her absence from the pop charts and her long awaited return to music with her planned third album and upcoming festival appearances.

 

Get your copy from selected stores now or at:

http://www.classicpopmag.com/2018/04/issue-40-of-classic-pop-is-on-sale-now/

'The 80s Road Map' BBC Four

February 16, 2018

A three part series titled ‘The 80s Pop Road Map’ (working title) is coming soon to BBC Four and is presented by Kim and Midge Ure,  The two head out on a road-trip around the UK and Ireland to meet a host of British musicians who enjoyed unprecedented critical and commercial success on both sides of the Atlantic and left a lasting impact on music and popular culture.

Kim says: “I can’t wait to join forces with Midge to prove that 80s pop was revolutionary in musical history. We’ll be visiting every area of the country to chart the change in the British music scene and discovering musical influences across the nation. In the days before streaming services and the ability to hold your entire music library in your pocket, the series promises to be insightful, interesting and rather nostalgic.”

'Where Is Love' Exclusive Premiere

February 15, 2020

Ahead of the 'Where Is Love' single release on the 23rd of February, we are excited to share the first clip of the official Radio Mix with you all, via our friends at Official UK Charts  15/02/18

'Where Is Love' - The Fifth Official Mel & Kim Single.

January 05, 2018

It has been three decades since  Mel & Kim’s last single, and Dancing Nation Records are proud to announce the release of the previously unreleased ‘Where Is Love’. The track is the sisters’ 5th official single release and it perfectly captures the spirit and energy which was so evident on the previous Mel & Kim releases, with a slew of remixes which strike the perfect balance between edgy and fun, just as the girls themselves did so brilliantly.  Pre-orders begin today with the single receiving it's full release on February 23rd 2018. 

iTunes:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/where-is-love/1329988758

DNR Music:

https://www.dnrmusic.net/

Official Announcement!

We are excited to announce that a new Mel & Kim release will finally see the light of day later this year, courtesy of Dancing Nation Records.  To be the first to receive the latest updates and details, please subscribe to our newsletter via the website welcome page.

 

For press inquiries please e-mail: pr@dancingnationrecords.com ​ 

'(Whatever Makes You) Happy' Vicarious Bliss ft. Kim Appleby - Single Release & Competition!

June 08, 2017

In conjunction with our friends at Splinter, we exclusively present Vicarious Bliss ft. Kim Appleby '(Whatever Makes You) Happy'.  To celebrate the release of the song and it's video, which has been created by the enigmatic French illustrator - Regards Coupables, we have launched a fantastic competition with the Splinter label. Check out our Facebook page for more details of the exclusive and truly unique prizes on offer and how to enter : https://www.facebook.com/melandkimappleby/

 

You can purchase '(Whatever Makes You) Happy' using the following links: 

 

https://lnk.to/VicariousBliss-Happy

https://www.facebook.com/Splinterparis/

www.splinter.fr

melandkim.com - Now On Instagram!

April 17, 2017

You can now follow us on Instagram and don't forget we are also on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 https://www.instagram.com/mel_and_kim/?hl=en

www.facebook.com/melandkimappleby

www,twitter.com/melandkimweb

The Mike Stock Interview!

April 13, 2017

Mel & Kim's first and only album, 'F.L.M.' turns 30 today!  To celebrate this milestone we bring you our exclusive interview with the song writing legend Mike Stock.  In the interview Mike reflects on creating the songs which captured the essence of the "streetwise, bubbly" sisters who he recalls with great warmth and affection.  Our interview is accompanied by a selection of exclusive and unreleased photographs by Pierre Terrason.

Mark Fisher (of Matt Bianco) passes away.

December 12, 2016

We at melandkim.com were incredibly sad to hear the news that Mark Fisher (of 'Matt Bianco') passed away this morning.  

As well as being a much loved and celebrated musician, Mark was also very supportive of our work, having previously worked and recorded with Mel.  

Mark spoke with us recently and shared  " I had heard something that Mel had recorded with a friend of mine and I asked her if she'd record some songs with me. One of the songs we recorded together was titled 'Circles'.  Eventually I re-recorded 'Circles' with Sheila Ferguson from The Three Degrees, who was signed to Stock Aitken Waterman's label at the time, although Sheila left the label and the song was never released.  I have fond memories of Mel.  She was a lovely girl and talented singer."

Our thoughts are with Mark's family and friends at this time.

As exclusively revealed by melandkim.com via our Facebook page, Kim Appleby has released a teaser from her forthcoming new album to radio stations.  The new track, titled 'What's Not To Love', premiered today on the online radio station 'We Rave You' today!  Kim has spent the past year writing with producer Dominic King and they are currently busy mixing around sixteen new songs for a 2017 release. 

Click on this post to check it out or go to  -  http://weraveyou.com/2016/10/02/kim-appleby-whats-not-love-radio-mix/

Check out our newly designed International Press Archives, with additional uploads.  This section continues to grow so please contact us at info@melandkim.com if you would like to contribute any scans!

The Managing Director of Supreme Records, Nick East, shares his memories of signing Mel & Kim to his label and reflects on the incredible highs and lows that followed and why he believes the girls were "the real deal" in our exclusive interview.  Also included are some personal photographs of Nick with the girls from his personal collection.

See the website discography section where the ex 'DMC' DJ -  Alan Coulthard - provides recollections  of his work in creating  the 'Megamix Ninety' & 'Showing Out' Italio & Techno Remixes!

October 16, 2015

Check out the International Press Archive for some amazing new additions!  Thank you to all who have contributed scans so far.  If you have any scans or video content that you would like to share then please contact us at info@melandkim.com

The 'F.L.M.' single is 28 years old today and to celebrate we present the never before seen 'single edit' video featuring many unused  camera angles from the 2nd Montreux Rock & Pop Festival performance.  

 

It is also with great pleasure that we bring you our exclusive interview with the legendary music producer Pete Waterman OBE who shares his personal memories of a special relationship which remains in his heart.

melandkim.com turns 2 years old today!  Thank you to those who have contributed so far and all the Mel & Kim fans who have checked out the website and continue to show their support.  To celebrate you will find we have extended the Press Archives further as well as adding additions throughout the site!  If you would like to contribute to the Press Archive then please contact us at info@melandkim.com

There are some new additions across the site including the newly added gallery by photographer Tim Roney who shot the girls back in 1986 for the UK magazine - 'Number One'. 

Internationally renowned hair stylist Kathleen Bray created the aesthetic for the 'F.L.M.' album and single sleeve shoots, as well as many other sessions, and she worked closely with the sisters through good times and bad.  Here Kathleen shares with us some of her funny and at times poignant memories!

November 11, 2014

Pete Waterman on Mel & Kim: 

"They were the beginning, they were the ones that we sort of styled ourselves on!"

Check out Pete's interview from 'The Lorraine Show' in the UK this morning where he mentions the girls and the influence they had on the Stock, Aitken & Waterman production team! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdUHKt41wSA

October 23, 2014

Our congratulations go to David O who is the lucky winner of our 'Showing Out' anniversary competition and the recipient of a gorgeous Japanese 7" 'Showing Out' single.

 

Well done David!

Also check out the Discographies for yet more additions!

September 19, 2014

28 years ago today 'Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)' was released in the UK and to celebrate we launch our second competition. 

Tweet on Twitter or post a status on Facebook about the anniversary and add: @melandkimweb then#melandkimcom, #ShowingOut, (Plus any other related hashtags), and we will pick the winner who will receive a beautiful Japanese 7” edition of the 'Showing Out single.  

 

Good Luck!

August 27, 2014

We celebrate Kim's birthday today with a very rare live vocal performance of 'G.L.A.D.' which was recorded in Paris, October 1991.

 

Happy Birthday Kim! :-)

Our International Press Archive continues to expand!  Thanks to all who have contributed so far!  If you would like to contribute magazine article scans then please contact us at info@melandkim.com

Today is a special day as we celebrate the birthday of Mel!  Read more about the girls in The Story section!

melandkim.com on Facebook & Twitter!

June 29, 2014

You can keep track of additions to melandkim.com via our Facebook & Twitter pages.

www.facebook.com/melandkimappleby

www.twitter.com/melandkimweb 

Also more articles added to the Press Archives!

melandkim.com is 1 year old today!  Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far and for all your positive feedback!  To celebrate our anniversary we present the expanded Discographies alongside some additions and surprises across the site.

 

Thanks to Kim for her kind words and everyone who has supported and visited the site.

Parlophone Records then A&R director, Clive Black, has graciously shared with us his recollections about signing the girls after they parted from Supreme in 1989. Please check it out at the interviews section!

New magazine scans have been added to the  Press Archives: 'Look In' March 87, 'Number One' Feb 87, 'Record Mirror' March 88 and 'Number One' November 86!

Music producer and PWL 'Mixmaster' Phil Harding reminisces about working with Mel & Kim and Kim Appleby. Read our website exclusive interview in the interview's section of the site.

Check out our exclusive and revealing interview with the charismatic music producer Steve Rowland, who kick started the girls' career as a duo and helped sign them to Supreme Records back in 1986.

Check out the newly uploaded and expanded galleries for more exclusive, never before seen, shots of the girls!

Read our interview with the photographer David Levine, who recalls working with the sisters with great fondness, in the  interview section alongside an exclusive gallery from one of David's shoots!

27 years ago today the girls' first single 'Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)' was released in the UK.  To celebrate this anniversary we have launched the brand new design of the website and also added the first detailed part of the extended discographies relating to  'Showing Out (Get Fresh At The Weekend)'  Here you will find exclusive galleries, information on the recording, promotion, and mixing of the track as well as a touching memoir from photographer Chris Edwick about the girls' very first Supreme records photoshoot at Camber Sands!

Message From Hazell Dean!

August 22, 2013

We would like to thank the lovely Hazell dean for her message of support!  Hazell wrote:

 

"Good luck with www.melandkim.com guys! 

I had heard a lot about Mel & Kim (before even hearing them) from Pete (Waterman) and Tilly (Rutherford) and I was invited to their first P.A. of "Showing Out", at Stringfellows, along with the rest of the PWL gang.  I loved it, and I loved their style - they were so different, both musically and with their cheeky, cocky London attitude!  

 

Love Hazell"

 

Peter Schwier, the music producer who worked with Kim on her first solo album 'Kim Appleby', shares his memories of working with her and the process of producing the smash hit album!

August 07, 2013

Watch Kim's gorgeous video for 'I'll Be There' which we just uploaded to YouTube!

Check out the Interviews section of the website where the successful music producer and PWL 'Mixmaster'  Pete Hammond  talks about the mixing processes on the girls' singles and the 'F.L.M.' album! 

Photographer David Levine has kindly sent us some beautiful unseen photos of the girls from one of his sessions.  These can be viewed in the Discographies section under 'I'm The One Who Really Loves You'! 

Also look out for his upcoming book "Exposed" which will feature exclusive photos of Mel & Kim, Kylie, Boy George and many others!

July 10, 2013

Competition Winners!

June 30, 2013

Congratulations to Corey Simmons for winning our first ever competition, and to Jurgen Erik Bommezijn as the runner up winner!

 

As a thank you for all participates, we are mailing you all a little surprise. :-)

Thank you all for spreading the word!

Read the journalist Marc Andrews' moving recollections of his unpublished 1989 interview with Mel & Kim, which he undertook for 'Smash Hits' Australia, in the interviews section!

June 21, 2013

We have added some new images across the website and there are also some additions to our Press Archives, including the sisters 3 page 'VOGUE UK' spread and the 'Mizz' magazine interview.