I like to disco
And I like to rock n' roll
I like to hip hop
And we can do it all, just don't let the music stop
I lead with my left hand
I stomp with my right foot
And I just have to freak out
Coz I just want to move, don't care what the song's about
Dance with me pretty boy tonight
Dance with me and we'll be alright
There's a whole floor before us, just for you and me
So follow my lead and we'll 1, 2, 3
Is there a drum beat?
And is the bass sweet?
Well, then the rhythm is complete
So get up on the floor, it's time for you to move your feet
I can't get the new Pipettes' single, Pull Shapes, out of my head. Ooh, I'm a sucker for fizzy girl-group pop with shiny orchestration and handclaps. And I can dance to it. I want to be a Pipette! (I do suit pencil skirts and often wear polka dots...)
To my shame I've only just become aware of The Pipettes' existence (even though two of them are from Brighton). I got into the single after hearing it a few times on Mark Radcliffe's Radio 2 show.
The video (above) is great - it's a remake of a scene from Russ Meyer's cult film Beyond the Valley of the Dolls. The album, We Are The Pipettes, is out on 17 July.
MySpace: The Pipettes
Pitchfork: Track Review - The Pipettes: Pull Shapes
Skatterbrain: The Pipettes Cover 'I Think We're Alone Now'
AMP: A brief history of the polka dot, from C19th England to Brighton's Pipettes
BBC, 15/03/05: Joining the dots with Brighton's hottest new prospect
Telegraph, 24/06/2006: Top of the Spots
Entertainmentwise: Review: The Pipettes - We Are The Pipettes
The Joplin Globe: Jeremiah Tucker: Girl-group sound resurges
Music Like Dirt: We are the Pipettes fans, and we are squashed
Music-News: The Pipettes (interview)
Drowned In Sound: Chaser shots and polka dots: on the p*ss with The Pipettes