The Pipettes are a band to be questioned in many ways. First, they are not your typical band in the fact that they don't stick to the general ....., secondly they were set up by Brighton's strange act, Monster Bobby and third, not one of the original line up still exists. Luckily for them they far exceed Monster Bobby (although he does play in the backing band), but can they still really be The Pipettes? Well, whatever the consensus on this, they are back with their second album. or is this their first? Confusing!
Now just a duo with 'The Cassettes' as their backing band, there are twelve new tracks to put to the test.
As with most bands at the moment, the sound has a very 80's electronic synthesised sound to it. Essentially this album is grown up cheesy pop, so it's a bit of fun, which lacks any real meaning as to why it is there.
Tracks are all fast paced with a beat, and annoyingly you kind of think you could find yourself singing, and then you stop!
'Ain't No Talkin' could possibly have been done in something like High School Musical. It conjures up images of those American preppy guys dancing around with jazz hands. 'I Vibe You' is not only a cringe worthy title for a track, but the chorus has a slight familiarity to it. The Conga!
Overall maybe keeping The Pipettes going (minus the real Pipettes), doesn't have that much significance. But if you don't mind singing along to an album with a slight identity crisis, then this is for you.
LATEST: British band The Pipettes have rescheduled 17 out of 18 North American tour dates they were forced to call-off due to a delay in getting U.S. work visas.
Earlier this week (begs01Oct07), the girl trio announced they'd been forced to cancel their road trek up to and including the gig scheduled to take place at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado on 23 October (07).
But now The Pipettes have sorted out their visa issues and have rescheduled all of the affected shows, with the exception of their gig in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which has been cancelled.
British band The Pipettes have been forced to call-off 18 North American tour dates after experiencing a delay in getting their U.S. work visas issued.
The girl trio are now unable to play any concert up to and including the gig scheduled to take place at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, Colorado on 23 October (07).
However, The Pipettes expect to have their visas in time to fulfil the last seven concerts of the road trip, the first of which is scheduled to be held at Los Angeles' Echoplex venue on 25 October (07).