The Slingbacks – Stupid Boyfriend

This comes from deep inside the dark corridors of my CD collection. Ah the Slingbacks, never truly fell for their one and only album ‘All Pop No Star’. I picked it up on one of those wheelbarrow-sized raids in Chapter’s second hand section which I was prone to engaging in at the end of the last century. I had noticed that ‘All Pop No Star’ was recorded in dear old Dublin and it was enough to swing my £4. Derivative ended up being their name but this track always found favour as a closing track on several of my awkward to finish off mixtapes. Shireen Liane’s exposed vocals hardly needed accompaniment but the acoustics proved a perfect foil and don’t you just love the denouement where the composition takes on an epic vulnerability. Oh, I’m getting goosebumps and it has nothing to do with the cold snap we’ve been having. KD

The Slingbacks – Stupid Boyfriend

Watch The Video To All Pop No Star

More Info: The Slingbacks On NME
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Year: 1996

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  1. Anonymous
    October 11, 2009

    that’s actually the only song on the record that I really like. funny, that…



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