The Inside Pulse:
A cute trio indie grrl band from England, The Pipettes have a fairly typical backstory, but their introductory album sets them apart. Even though they’ve gone the brit-rock route of dedicating their first album to singing mostly about themselves, the melodies are 60’s awesome with flairs of The Go! Team.
Catchy, catchy, catchy. For those of you who love drippingly clean and pretty pop music (or those of you who lose to pronounce it like ‘pawp’) will love it. Songs like “Pull Shapes”, “Sex”, and “Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me” are so infectious, you’ll wonder why people are looking at you funny at the bus station.
“Who are you listening to?”
“Oh yeah? Pitchfork is all over that band right now.”
“Really? Crap, I have to stop listening to them before they become uncool.”
They’re getting some hype from some fairly stable sources, which unfortunately means that their next record will be much better but be critically panned, and then we’ll never hear from them again.
Camera Obscura meets the New Pornographers meets The Go! Team.
Reason To Buy:
Well, it’s fantastic, and you’ll love it. It’s grrl pop to the max and done flawlessly. And you’ll never, ever hear it on the radio.