a1 : Make It Good

a1 : Make It Good

Colossal pop tarts a1 score a direct hit with the listeners of Radio Derbyshire with this, their follow up to January’s ‘Caught In The Middle’. Having grown too much pubic hair for the pop market, this is a concerted attempt to lure in...

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a1 : Caught In The Middle

a1 : Caught In The Middle

The first band ever to be shitter than the road they’re named after go all TLC flamenco soppy, perhaps having realised how damn unpretty they are at last. Roll on GGGGGareth I say. For some minutes this reviewer was striken with blind panic,...

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Mardi Gras : London Finsbury Park

Mardi Gras : London Finsbury Park

Welcome to the festival formerly known as Gay Pride now curiously named after the French for 'fat Tuesday'. You know the drill, Kylie , Pet Shop Boys , Gina G etc. But not this year. Those renowned beneficiaries of the pink-pound are...

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A1 : No More

A1 : No More

Many a great pop ship has been sunk by the desire to be taken more seriously as an artist. It's a horrible thing to witness: your favourite band that banged out monster hit after ridiculously sexy monster hit starts to change before your eyes....

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a1: London Astoria G-A-Y

a1: London Astoria G-A-Y

Success should have gone to their pretty young heads by now. But even after two number one singles and surely a third with new release 'No More', a1 are still the nicest boys in pop. They're probably the most talented boys in pop, too. Everyone...

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Smash Hits Tour : Manchester Apollo

Smash Hits Tour : Manchester Apollo

Supersister like their men hot, strong and sweet (just like their coffee). Atomic Kitten want you to do it to them right now. Slowly. Girl Thing are concerned that their boyfriends want to 'have sex'. Really, there's far more hormones going around...

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a1 : The A List

a1 : The A List

British foursome a1 conform to boy-band-by-numbers formula: fans select their favourite blond or dark cutie (from Christian, Ben, Mark and Paul), and they're ready to go! But in a period where Westlife and *N Sync are muscling in on all the...

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a1 : Same Old Brand New You

a1 : Same Old Brand New You

Hilariously, the first copies of this single to arrive on our desks were actually marked 'Same Old Brand New You - Commercial Version'. This, presumably, is to differentiate it from the version doing the rounds in Camden indie shops on limited...

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