Gossip - 'Move In The Right Direction'

Gossip - 'Move In The Right Direction'

The Beth Ditto that once graced NME ’s cover – edgy, naked, brilliant – would have fucking hated this. From the blindingly boring tropes about “ getting better one day at a time ” to the kind of vapid dancefloor beats Scissor Sisters...

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Gossip

Gossip

We’ve heard of bands playing ‘intimate’ dates, but this is ridiculous. “How many people can you get in here anyway?” Beth Ditto giggles, getting lippy with the crowd at London’s hipster warren XOYO (answer: about 450). “I can feel...

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Gossip - 'A Joyful Noise'

Gossip - 'A Joyful Noise'

"I did not produce the gossip album I did not produce the gossip album I did not produce the gossip album…” As tweets go, Mark Ronson’s was particularly heartfelt. While news of his alleged co-production work on the fifth Gossip album...

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Gossip - 'Perfect World'

Gossip - 'Perfect World'

Beth Ditto does Bonnie Tyler. Christ alive, is the world ready for such an Earth-realigning moment? Close your eyes, grab your fists and find some strategically placed crepe fabric to swish through, because this is three minutes and 49 seconds of...

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Gossip - 'Perfect World'

Gossip - 'Perfect World'

Now she’s no longer an ubiquitous tabloid figure, it’s all about the music again for Beth Ditto and band. And while the first track to be lifted from Xenomania-produced new album ‘A Joyful Noise’ eschews the rawness of the Gossip’s...

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Album review: Gossip - Music For Men

Album review: Gossip - Music For Men

Three years between records. It’s just enough time to build up friendships with supermodels, helm a Guardian column, be revered and be reviled – if you’re Beth Ditto. Gossip 's last album, ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’ – you may...

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Live Review: Gossip

Live Review: Gossip

"If the kids wanna come over the barrier,” a Lycra-clad Beth Ditto informs a worried-looking security guard from the stage, “Just let ’em!” To be honest, you’d expect nothing less from Ditto, high priestess of the most catholic...

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The Gossip

The Gossip

If there’s one thing you can’t accuse modern-day feminist firecracker, punk-blues polemicist and human dance dynamo Beth Ditto of, it’s clock-watching. Or is it? “How long until The Stooges come on?” gasps the pink-sequinned one, wiping...

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The Gossip

The Gossip

So, Beth Ditto in 2008. Is she a super-subversive riot grrrl heroine bravely infiltrating the mainstream, boldly taking her ideals to a forum larger than a few fanzine-reading fuckwits? Or an ultra sell-out who’s happily traded all them...

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The Gossip

The Gossip

With all the surrounding body politics chatter it’s sometimes too easy to forget that The Gossip are a band still surfing a pop singles quality wave rivalled only by Girls Aloud. Punkier and glammer than its predecessors, ‘Jealous Girls’...

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