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Erasure – Yahoo!

A spot of religious ecstasy from a band whose fondness for exclamation marks is rivalled only by Shania Twain.

Inga Humpe – Do I Have To?

It’s time to talk about cover versions, and specifically why they happen so often considering they pay for someone else’s swimming pool and not your own. Pop stars sing the […]

Swimming with Sharks – Careless Love

If you’re of a certain vintage, you’ll almost certainly remember half-page adverts in Smash Hits promoting an exciting sounding new band called Swimming with Sharks, and thinking to yourself “gosh, […]

Stéphanie – Irresistible

You might think that to be successful in pop you need to be able to carry a tune. But as any backing singer will tell you – probably through gritted teeth – […]

Company B – Fascinated

If you thought Sia donning a platinum blonde fright wig to wrestle back a degree of anonymity was an exciting new pop concept, please think again – Latin freestyle trio Company B […]

Frances Ruffelle – God Watch Over You

At this time of year it’s always good to count our blessings and spare a thought for those less fortunate. In the wake of tabloid headlines announcing that yet another […]

Dusty Springfield – Occupy Your Mind

Come 1990, Dusty Springfield was in the curious position of being popular again. She had basically ruled much of the 1960s, leading a female invasion of the charts that sometimes gets overlooked by the one […]

Exposé – Let Me Be the One

In rock music there seems to be an unspoken rule which states success automatically attracts success. Generally, as an artist grows in stature and the money starts to flow, the […]

Goldfrapp – Rocket

Choosing the right first single is a very exact science, and there are many factors to consider. Are you coming back from a hugely successful debut? Then you’ll be wanting […]

The Chimes – 1-2-3

A mere 9 months after Songs of Innocence-gate, the moment it became abundantly clear that Bono, The Edge and co. couldn’t even give their music away, it’s hard to imagine […]

Modern Talking – You Can Win If You Want

  Guest contributor: Pete Paphides   On Saturday afternoons, when we couldn’t be bothered to go all the way into Birmingham city centre, my best friend Richard and I would take […]