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Alisha's Attic


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Mainstream pop

Status:

Disbanded. Final studio release, The House We Built (2001). A couple of compilations followed.

See also:

Wikipedia's Alisha's Attic entry

A fan page

Comparisons:

The Murmurs, Nields. (miazgama@pilot.msu.edu)

General comments:

Oh, wow...I really like Alisha's Attic. I mean, I know that everyone's tastes vary, but those girls really surprised me because I *do* like their music.... very much. I'm not usually into music that's even remotely cutesy, but something about Alisha's Attic's sound really appeals to me. They've been referred to as lite-goth. I don't know is really all that accurate a label, but there is something a little dark to their humor and I find their approach refreshing in this ever-growing arena of Sturm und Drang chanteuses. (kcarpenter@thacherproffitt.com)

Dual female vocalists, as in the The Murmurs/Nields style. I've never really cared too much for this, and therefore didn't like Alisha's Attic too much. One of their songs has stayed with me though—it was pretty good. (miazgama@pilot.msu.edu)

OK, nice vocal harmonies between the two female vocalists, but not overly exciting. (kamesan@geocities.com)

Spice Girls with brains and talent. Charming. (beckwith@ime.net)

Recordings:

  • Alisha Rules The World (1996)
  • Japanese Dream (1997)
  • Illumina (1998)
  • The House We Built (2001)
  • The Attic Vaults 1 (rarities, 2001)
  • The Collection (compilation, 2003)

Alisha Rules The World

Release info:

1996—Mercury—534 027-2

Availability:

Wide

Ecto priority:

Recommended for pop fans

Group members:

Shellie Poole—vocals, recorder
Karen Poole—vocals

Guest artists:

Andy Wright, Paul Taylor & Gary Hughes—programming & keys
Kat Evans—electric violin
Chucho Merchai—bass & double bass
Dave Stewart—all guitars & fairy dust
Terry Disley—keys
Olle Romo—additional programming
Tom Bowes—violin
Fenella Barton—violin
Andrew Brown—viola
Caroline Dale—cello

Produced by:

Dave Stewart

Comments:

There's not a song on Alisha Rules The World that I don't enjoy listening to. If you have a chance to check out their CD, do so. But, don't go into expecting heavy lyricism or multi-layered musical arrangement. These girls like to dance and they don't dwell on their neuroses. (kcarpenter@thacherproffitt.com)

Further info:

They contributed to the compilation albums Childline and Bean - The Album.

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