Love Bites

by Simon

Mr Planet Mondo posted a track yesterday called ‘Don’t Falter’ by Mint Royale, which featured Lauren Laverne which led met to dig out Kenickie, the band Lauren had fronted in the 90s.

Their first album ‘At The Club’ was a punky pop feast, like an (almost) girl group Ramones. For their second album ‘Get In’, Kenickie went all Saint Etienne, all strings and brass and summery vibes. It didn’t go down as well as the first album and Kenickie split up. But it was a damn shame because ‘Get In’ is one of the lost classics of the 90s. Fantastic sounding pop music, great vocals, really good lyrics; just great!

(I was at the Reading Festival one year – 96 I think – and Kenickie were wandering around, really dressed up, the girls in party dresses and the drummer in a very Mod suit. They were also wearing Mickey Mouse ears. They looked like stars!)

Kenickie – Stay In The Sun
Kenickie – I Would Fix You
Kenickie – 60s Bitch