News ~ June 2010/The Pipettes ~ 'Earth Versus the
Pipettes' released 28.06.10
To boldly go where no manufactured all girl pop duo
has gone before! The Pipettes release eagerly awaited
second album. With sequins and sh*t.
Whilst we’ve not been able to keep up with the constant
line-up changes, the temporary break-ups or just who
the feck is really running the thing, Crud were no less
pleased to learn that cheerfully manufactured all-girl
pop band, The Pipettes will be releasing their second
album, ‘Earth Versus The Pipettes’ on June 28th on Fortuna
Pop! And naturally, in a world of such freakish infidelity,
precious few constants remain. So what are we waving
goodbye to? Well all three original members, Ani, Gwenno
and Beth, the polka dots dresses for one thing and the
Phil Spector template the girls’ had adopted so successfully
on their critically acclaimed debut, ‘We Are The Pipettes’
has also been sent on its way. No, they never really
were a typical band and this is still no typical comeback,
the band having already supported a fairly eclectic
range of artists including REO Speedwagon and Mark Ronson.
What we have still though are the tunes. Big, brash,
covered in sequins, layered in camp and arriving on
our planet like love-hungry she-women from outer space.
Which is apt really, as the concept this lightyear round
is all things extraterrestrial, the girls evidently
having relocated to Venus.
‘Earth Versus The Pipettes’, a successful marriage
of Sophie Ellis-Bextor posh-bird pop and Barbarella
zero-gravity kitsch pretty much picks up where ‘I Love
My Heart To A Starship Trooper’ and the Rah Band’s ‘Clouds
Across the Moon’ left off – and it promises to be no
less entertaining because of it. All we really need
is John Barrowman bursting out of the Tardis in assorted
leather bondage restraints and the picture will be complete.
Do the girls intend to repeat the sucess of their forebears?
"That's just something you can never predict,
and certainly with us, we've had a complete makeover
even though we are mostly the same people but who
knows if anyone will be able to hear what we can hear?
We certainly feel that we've made a much better album
but you can just never tell. Although, we think we
should dominate the charts if there's any justice!"
Beam me up …
Tracklist: 01 Call Me 02 Ain't No Talking
03 Thank You 04 I Need a Little Time 05 History
06 I Always Planned to Stay 07 Stop the Music
08 I Vibe You 09 Our Love Was Saved by Spacemen
10 Finding My Way 11 Captain Rhythm 12 From
‘Earth Versus the Pipettes’ was recorded with Martin
Rushent, the semi-retired producer of The Stranglers,
Shirley Bassey and the Human League’s ‘Dare’ album.