Album review: Shakespears Sister

SHAKESPEARS SISTER: SONGS FROM THE RED ROOM****SF/PALARE, £10.99

LONG time, no hear from Siobhan Fahey, who has reactivated Shakespears Sister (without Marcella Detroit) after years of legal wrangles over the third album. Now she is back with an offering of muscular electro pop which draws equally from Goldfrapp and Garbage. She kicks off with Pulsatron, the kind of retro garage rock grind Primal Scream churn out in their sleep, then repeats the trick on Bad Blood with the added advantage of a memorable hookline. Many of these songs have been knocking around for a few years and the standout indie jangle of Bitter Pill was reworked by Pussycat Dolls.

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