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Tag: Pop duos

Shakespears Sister – Run Silent

When the news broke in 1988 that Siobhan Fahey was leaving Bananarama I was positively aghast. The ‘rams were – and remain – my all time favourite girl group and it was […]

The Other Two – Selfish

There are perhaps no words in pop more terrifying than Side Project. A side project occurs when one or more members of a successful band form another one in between […]

Summer Camp – Fresh

If you’ve ever wondered what Modern Romance fronted by a Nolan sister would sound like, look no further. Channelling 1981 to quite spectacular effect, Summer Camp‘s Fresh is a wonderful dollop of supperclub […]

Tegan and Sara – I Was a Fool

This is the record that answers the question no-one was asking: if Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige were lesbian twin sisters from Canada, what would they sound like? The answer […]

Act – Snobbery & Decay

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.

Roxette – You Don’t Understand Me

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 […]

Everything But the Girl – Come on Home

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, […]