• cornershop feat. bubbley kaur Cornershop and the Double-O Groove of (CD, £10.50)

    label: Ample Play

    After many a time in the studio, under lab conditions Cornershop are set to release their new album featuring the incredible double sugar-coated vocals of Bubbley Kaur. When Tjinder and Bubbley decided to work with each other, she had not recorded a note of music. They had met very fleetingly, years ago at a cellar gathering in Preston, where Tjinder and Benedict studied. So it was a great surprise when a taxi driver friend mentioned an Asian lady that liked to sing, was the same lady that worked in a local launderette, was the same lady he had seen in a northern cellar bar. They then met a good many times at Tjinder’s house where they would listen to and discuss traditional Punjabi Folk Music, and slowly Bubbley started writing her own original lyrics, which were set to a varied range of modern musics. ‘Natch’ was the first song she recorded, followed by ‘Topknot’, and together they became the first double ‘A’ single on Rough Trade Records. The complete recordings have now been finished in their own good time. Tjinder explains: “There was no need to quickly put the album out, but there was a need to make it top rank and evergreen, especially as I have wanted to do an album like this for 20 years.” Benedict and Tjinder set up their own label, Ample Play, in 2009 to release the highly acclaimed album ‘Judy Sucks A Lemon For Breakfast.’ Always known for being innovative, the band finished this album with the support of pre-orders via the PledgeMusic platform. The way Tjinder and Bubbley met was like a hindi movie script, and the outcome of the music is like an Asian version of The Kids From Fame – totally upbeat, giving rise to new ways of expressing yourself. Tracklisting: 1/United Provinces Of India 2/Topknot 3/The 911 Curry 4/Natch 5/Double Decker Eyelashes 6/The Biro Pen 7/Supercomputed 8/Once There Was A Wintertime 9/Double Digit 10/Don't Shake It

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