Vinyl Frontier: Retro Reviews: Elastica – Elastica

by Andrew David James

….In the mid 90’s, British four piece Elastica were emblematic of Brit Pop. The three women on guitars and one guy on drums were a post punk nod at the new wave scene of the 1970’s. But the media flocked around them due to a few more salacious ingredients.

Lead singer and songwriter Justine Frischman, fast becoming the teenage male’s favourite pin up, had once been in Suede before they hit the big time. She was also romantically linked at one time to their lead singer Brett Anderson. Throw in the fact that, by 1995, she was dating Damon Albarn the singer songwriter with NME darlings Blur and suddenly a back story was emerging….

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