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Zoot Woman : You And I

They were 'doing' the '80s when Vogue was just waking up to John Lennon glasses and bell bottoms.

Zoot Woman : You And I

Those of you who peruse glossy fashion magazines will already know that the '80s is currently in the midst of a catwalk revival. As if legwarmers, shoulder pads and puffball skirts (all worn together, naturally) weren't traumatic enough the first time. You'd think the last thing we'd need would be a band on familiar terms with Spandau Ballet, yet Zoot Woman make it seem like a virtue thanks to their scary, genuine fascination with The Decade Of Bad Taste. Remember, bassist Stuart Price's alter ego is the eyelinered, boiler suit-wearing electronica freak Jacques Lu Cont of Les Rythmes Digitales. They were 'doing' the '80s when [I]Vogue[/I] was just waking up to John Lennon glasses and bell bottoms. And Zoot Woman do it even better, turning 'You And I' into a sparkling electro-pop song of plinky synth proportions. Enough to secure them a fantastic living playing wherever Kate Moss is hanging out this week, at least.

Siobhan Grogan

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