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Song of the day – 41: The Pipettes

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I’m going to keep the faith here, for a while longer.

It’s a change of sound, a change of direction. To these ears, it sounds like they’ve smoothed out many of the rough edges that made Pipettes Mk1 so delicious and charming – I wouldn’t blink if you played this to me in a club, and announced it as whoever. Popjustice.com compares this song to early Bananarama… er, that would be mid-period Banarama then, because it sure don’t sound like ‘It Ain’t What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It)’… but I think that’s missing the point, as those ladies always retained a strong sense of identity about their voices. Also, weren’t there three of them? (There’s two of the lady Pipettes now.) As I say, though, I’m going to keep the faith for a little while longer – because I’m aware that I was a sucker for the 60s harmonies and style moves and handclaps of Pipettes Mk1, and crucially they were my Pipettes and I have faith that my faith is going to be justified.

So here we have it. Pipettes Mk2, all slinky disco grooves and soft focus lighting. It would be tempting (and funny) to say that Italians Do It Better do it better, but not very fair. So I won’t.

0 Responses to Song of the day – 41: The Pipettes

  1. Anonymous March 26, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I gave up after 2 minutes of their tedious droning chirpiness. It's like some kind of late 90's Ibiza club track, fine for little girls and 18-30's club reps. Haven't they all been killed yet.

  2. saamFG March 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

    I think this is possibly Pipettes Mk III as the original line up featured Julia from The Indelicates? Unless I have my wires crossed.

    Not particularly enjoying the new song anyway and dear lord, that is a horrendous promo photo.

    – saamFG

  3. Anonymous March 28, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    More like MK.4 now. Is it six or seven former members now? Bizarre to think you could have a four band bill on with more original members in any of the three other bands then in the pipettes.

  4. Jerry March 29, 2010 at 12:50 pm

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    William George Metcalfe
    they've gone all Lily Allen
    Fri at 19:34 ·

  5. Jerry March 29, 2010 at 12:51 pm

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    Siddharth Pratap
    they are still fun!
    Fri at 23:58 ·

    Salli Radford
    Me likee.
    Yesterday at 09:02 ·

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