It’s fair to say that in 1993 there weren’t many people clamouring for a Betty Boo country single. Less charitable folk would say there weren’t many people clamouring for […]
The memory of this one is still a little painful. I was so convinced this was going to be a no.1 smash that it upsets me to have to include […]
Take one German pop star, a Scottish "intense, weirdo-electronic-noise-merchant" (Smash Hits, 1985), stick them on the most exciting label of the decade and what do you get? Total amazingness.
The reason why this song wasn’t a hit is because Roxette were deeply, deeply unfashionable at the time of its release – though there is a strong case to be made […]
There’s a certain kind of satisfaction to be had in liking an artist who never quite crosses over into the mainstream. A perverse satisfaction, sure, but you get to feel […]
Most people, if asked, would say that Seven Wonders was a proper hit, so familiar has it become; and if you lived in America you’d be right, because it made a fairly respectable no.19 there. […]
It has never been easy to be an Everything But the Girl fan. Time and again we’ve watched as inferior acts enjoyed enormous success while Ben Watt and Tracey Thorn were just sort of there, […]