The Pipettes

The Pipettes are a British indie pop girl group formed in 2003 in Brighton by "svengali" Robert "Monster Bobby" Barry. The group has released two albums, We Are the Pipettes, and Earth vs. The Pipettes and released numerous singles to support it; the most successful being "Pull Shapes" which peaked at #26 in the UK Singles Chart. "Their sound has changed from girl group imitators to disco-pop acolytes. The constant behind the group, songwriter and ringleader Monster Bobby, is still there, still calling the shots on Earth vs. the Pipettes. His decision to leave the girl group sound behind was actually a wise one. Despite the tunes often being quite good, there was something off about the presentation. They seemed trapped between wanting to emulate the sound exactly and trying to add something more modern to the mix, which left them in limbo. The new approach is more blatantly pop and newfangled. Working with producer Martin Rushent (no stranger to ultra-pop with a wink, having worked with Human League and Altered Images), Monster Bobby and the two remaining Ettes, Gwenno and Ani, have crafted just about the shiniest, sleekest girl-pop record you could imagine. Like ABBA with some sass, the Spice Girls with tunes, or Bananarama with pitch, the Pipettes breeze through a batch of escapist, lightweight dance-pop like they were strolling through a sunswept meadow." -- All Music Guide

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Friday, April 22 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:30 PM at Maxwell's

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