Cornershop featuring Bubbley Kaur: Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of – review

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"Brimful of Asha" might have been the worst thing to happen to Cornershop, the 1997 hit unfairly pegging them as an Anglo-Asian novelty rather than one of Britain's most charmingly idiosyncratic bands. In recent years this has meant low-key gems such as 2009's Judy Sucks a Lemon have been overlooked, and the same fate may meet this, their equally fine sixth album, fronted by singer Bubbley Kaur, a newcomer whom band leader Tjinder Singh discovered working in a Preston launderette. She first appeared on one-off 2004 single "Topknot", and its sound – Punjabi folk meets ramshackle funk – provides the excellent template for proceedings here.


Gareth Grundy

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