Tuesday, October 28, 2008

RATE IT! Dubstar Reunite!

You know that precious feeling when an old friend out of the blue sends you an email, or shows up unexpectedly? The surprise, the joy of being reunited, of shared history blooming forth into present day reality? 

Such a gift has just found me. One of the musical loves of my life has returned to me. Dubstar. Glorious, glittery, wearing their hearts on their collective sleeve, Dubstar.

You don't know who they are? Oh, let me introduce you! Dubstar were...well, are this gorgeous pop three-piece from the Newcastle area of England. Oft compared to fellow Brits, Saint Etienne, Dubstar evoked a unique honesty in their lyrics - their pain, infatuations, and triumphs were all our's. They lovingly created three ravishing CD releases in the mid-to-late 1990s, then unceremoniously, split. Like many a divorce, reasons were blurred around the edges. Rumours floated, band members joined new groups, and their fans were left heartbroken & abandoned.

But all past hurts are now forgotten. The band is BACK! They're working on a new album with Stephen Hague -- yes, the guy noted for his tenure with New Order *and* the very first Dubstar single, 'Stars' (it's my pleasure to offer the video for 'Stars' at the bottom of this post).

The future looks bright, filled with deliciously heart-swooning pop!

1 comment:

Darren said...

YAY! Top melodies, I always liked her voice too.

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