In January 2008, I did a post titled If It Were Up To Me... and wrote this:
Dubstar would reform and create a perfect album called Twilight. I just came up with that title as I typed it.Dubstar have reformed! The trio, featuring lead singer Sarah Blackwood (recently of Client) are recording an album with Stephen Hague. It has the working title of United States Of Being.
Dubstar was a personal favorite of the 90's. The sound is sort of post-PSB electropop. Hugely melodic. Their albums Disgraceful (1995, with a naughty cover image) and Goodbye (1997) are superb. A third record, Make It Better, signaled their end. It was much weaker, but there is a solid Best Of CD available.
If forced to compile a "Top 20 Songs of the 1990's" it would be hard for me to ignore the lush Stars. I first heard it on a CD walkman in a B'nB room in Notting Hill. I must've played it 10 times in a row and it has never worn out. It is, as you'd expect from the title, stately and celestial, sort of like a feminine counterpart to Depeche Mode's glorious Never Let Me Down Again. The kind of tune you want to blast in the car at night.
Dubstar Stars sample
XO's Top Ten Plus One Dubstar Songs
St Swithin's Day (Billy Bragg cover)
The Day I See You Again
Week In Week Out
No More Talk
I Will Be Your Girlfriend
I (Friday Night)
Captured in amber, The Dubstar Web Garden is a website that is as it was in 1998. I am beyond eager for this album - I'll report when I know more.