The Pipettes – Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me EP
Cherrytree / Interscope Records (6/5/07)
Indie / Alternative
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The Pipettes are almost Riot Grrrl Scene’s Temptations-meets-Sleater-Kinney. This pop group is composed of three whip-smart females, the all-singing, all-dancing RiotBecki, Rosay and Gwenno. Having performed with the likes of Sleater-Kinney, Amy Winehouse and Maximo, the Brighton-based group will be releasing their first official US EP Your Kisses Are Wasted on Me on June 5 on Cherrytree/Interscope Records, and are warming up for their North American debut full length album, We Are The Pipettes, due in late summer.
The album is about as bubblegum pop as you can get with a indy-rock twisty-tie wrapping. I wasn’t sure if I could get into it past a novelty sense. However, “I Love You” is very good, unique and very catchy. I like the rush of the lyrics and the sweep of the all the female voices. “Really That Bad” was also fun, and I can envision burlesque girls all over the country doing numbers to it. “Guess Who Ran Off With The Milkman?” is the equivalent of what a “huh, you’re right” sounds like. The EP also includes a video performance, as we see how fun The Pipettes can be in front of a live crowd, with their dance numbers, infectious smiles and polka-dot dresses (something I’d normally hate, but, they make it work).
I believe if you pair these ladies up with Gwen Stefani for a future collaboration, a hit is surely to come.