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Pipettes - Boo Shuffle

  by Kelly Smith

published: 12 / 11 / 2011



Pipettes - Boo Shuffle
Label: Fortuna POP!
Format: 7"

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Gorgeous vinyl only comeback single from still under-rated girl group the Pipettes, who have returned as two-piece


Did anyone know that the Pipettes still existed? I sure didn’t. I assumed after the lacklustre response received from the public toward their BRILLIANT (seriously, it’s so brilliant it needs to be emphasised using a billboard, not just caps lock) debut album ‘We are the Pipettes’ they had disappeared into the ether, never again to be heard of until 'NM'E does “100 Forgotten Artists of the 00s” in a few years time. But no! They have returned, with a change in line-up meaning they are now a two-piece band, and I’m dubious as to whether they can make anything as glorious as ‘Your Kisses are Wasted On Me’. I needn’t have worried. 'Boo Shuffle' contains all the pop bursts of sunshine for which the Pipettes are best known. One of my favourite things about these girls is the way they unashamedly sing in a British accent, and not in an exaggerated “I am singing in a LANDAN accent” kind of way (see Kate Nash for the worst, and only, example I can think of at this minute). If anything, I do slightly miss the additional third voice – there’s a layer missing in 'Boo Shuffle' which was always present before, but to their credit the new Pipettes don’t let you think about this for too long. I defy anyone to listen to this and not want to smile. It’s just gorgeous – I’m currently sitting in my very cold bedroom on a rainy November evening, but if it were possible for a song to sound like a British seaside in July, this would be it. It’s utterly charming, from the laid back vocals to the Casio-keyboard sounding melody which carries you through the track. I’ve never really understood the term ‘guilty pleasure’ – it is the most backhanded of all the compliments. Listening to this, I suppose if there were such a thing as a pleasure you could feel guilty for, then this might be the kind of thing you’d mean. The Pipettes may have been away for a while, but I have no doubt that with 'Boo Shuffle' in their pocket, they still have much more to give. For me, this is all pleasure, no guilt. Ace.



Track Listing:-
1 Boo Shuffle
2 Stop The Music


Band Links:-
https://www.facebook.com/thepipettes


Label Links:-
http://www.fortunapop.com/
https://twitter.com/fortunapop
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fortuna-POP/202756739792517



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