Posh While the English football team is close
to a victory against Poland, isnakebite walks out of the Bedford
Esquires with Posh to enjoy the sunshine, drink wine and eat
Pizza. Oh and have an interview.
trio formed back in 1995 and in 1996 released their debut single
'Mermaid' which was about sex. Quite a few people missed the
point but still it charted high in the 'indie' charts. So by
comparison how was their very first gig?
"It was at Smashing and we were quite crap," admits
lead singer Pippa.
"Pippa was our roadie and she drove for the first time
in five years. She hit a bunny and it rolled down a bank at
the side of the road," states James, the band's keyboardist.
"That's right," starts Pippa in a fit of excitement
from remembering. "So on the day I drove from Bath to London.
After the gig I had to get up at seven in the morning, two hours
later, and drive back to Bath."
Smashing is a club in Regent Street run by Minty's Matthew Glamorre
and Menswear's manager Adrian Webb and offers a dance floor
that can be raised and lowered even during a performance if
you so desired. After their debut gig Adrian offered to manage
them. So it wasn't that bad after all. Singles would follow,
'Mermaid' as previously mentioned and other releases on Arista
and Rhythm King.
'I Confess', is slow compared to some of the band's other songs.
They can be interpreted as a bit of tongue and cheek but would
the band ever get a bit serious and say record an acoustic song?
"It is a ballad of sorts," begins Pippa. "We
did an acoustic set on GLR on Phil Jupitus's show, we actually
performed 'I Confess'.
"I don't think we'll go as far as recording one,"
admits guitarist Richard who would later admit to playing a
tin whistle in Martin Scorsese's 'Last Temptation of Christ'.>>