The Pipettes – Pull Shapes (Memphis Industries)

Songs about dancing and discos tend to be a good thing – see Sons and Daughters’ ‘Dance Me In’, and Radio 4’s ‘New Disco’, and of course Arctic Monkeys ‘I Bet You Look Good On the Dance Floor’. But not many make you feel like you’re at a school disco wanting to invent a dance routine and decide which member of the band you’re going to be (or was that just me?). Filling that gap are The Pipettes with ‘Pull Shapes’, from forthcoming album ‘We Are the Pipettes’, which comes complete with sugar-sweet S Club 7-style vocals encouraging you to go strut yourself on the dancefloor, hand claps and a string section which no credible indie pop band can get away with. Except The Pipettes. This is joyously cheesy pop which it’s OK to like because they play their own instruments. TL (CMU)

Release Date: 3 July

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