March 9, 2007
XOvision: The world, post-Pipettes
The Revelations are about to pop, so to speak. If Bananarama were to go back to their earliest sound for their next CD, the new Revelations single might've worked for them. It's very post-Pipettes, though they've actually been on the Fierce Panda label since 2005. My only "issue" is that the look is a bit too...Wilson Phillips (see video below).
What you should know: Based in the UK, the 3 members are Swedish, English, and Portuguese. They host a Motown retro night at Notting Hill Arts Club in London that attracts much attention (and celebs). Their forthcoming album was produced by Ian Grimble, who's worked with everyone from Siouxise to Travis to Marc Almond. It was even mastered at Abbey Road. Does that give it cache?
The intrepid Talia of The Londonist tipped them 6 weeks ago. The cool -and very rare- bit is that you can buy the single on iTunes UK and US! How rare! Please watch the video right now...
The Revelations If I Called You On The Telephone: