Catchier than ebola on a plane....
L. J. Thompson | Winona, Minnesnowta | 06/10/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A day after I saw these girls live in Minneapolis... I know I will be a life long fan. Brilliance is not a strong enough adjective to describe this trio of 60's Motown throwback polka-dotted daisies. Song after song they bring back a style that could use new era resurrection. Catchy songs that seem simple and yet have been crafted perfectly to fish fans of young and old. These girls are not your average hipster indie band. They are radio ready and have yet to crack it outside the UK. They are primed to take over... They are the Pipettes."
They're just here to make you dance, not to make you think
Z. Freeman | Austin, TX | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Your Kisses Are Wasted On Me is a buoyant four-song precursor to The Pipettes' upcoming US album simply titled We Are The Pipettes, due to hit our shores on August 28th, which was released last year overseas to great critical acclaim, and even greater public support, which is just what The Pipettes want.
"We're not fussy indie snobs. Our main objective is mass appeal. We just don't fit in with the current pop mainstream, but that's because somewhere along the line, a misconception has occurred that makes people think pop can't be made by people like us, that manufactured pop is the only kind of pop there is. That's wrong. We need to fix that," says Rose, one of the three Pipette singers.
And that seems to be exactly what they're doing. Somehow, The Pipettes, that's Rosay, Gwenno, and RiotBecki to you, with their backup band The Cassettes, has managed to rejuvenate peppy 60's pop music, while at the same time injecting it with a strong sense of modernism, as well as a hip indie rock side that somehow comes through amidst the bubblegum pop and polka-dotted dresses. They've been called a hipper Spice Girls, and while the comparison is clever I'd say they're more of a grown up Atomic Kitten or even a female Weezer, with short, sweet songs set to uptempo beats.
With no song on the EP reaching the three minute mark, The Pipettes make it clear that they're here to throw out some catchy tunes and harmonies and then move on. As true members of the ADHD generation, the Pipettes aren't asking their audience to have a longer attention span than they have. Taking the stage like a new line of Polka-Dot Barbie Dolls, these girls seem to have a knowing, winking attitude towards the audience, letting everyone know that they're in on the joke, although joke may be too strong of a word. The Pipettes are definitely a serious, dedicated band, striving to make quality music, but they're just here to make you dance, not to make you think."