In 1991, the Indian-British singer, songwriter, and guitarist Tjinder Singh, from Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, put together Cornershop with his brother, bassist Avtar Singh, drummer David Chambers, and guitarist-keyboardist Ben Ayres. The band was named (in full English-irony mode) for the stereotype of British Asians as corner-shop owners; the music, a fusion of Indian music, Britpop, and electronic dance music. (Very funny, if less wry: They released their debut EP, In the Days of Ford Cortina, on "curry-coloured vinyl.") I first heard them on Radio 1 in 1995 and became an instant fan. It was this track.
This article available online at: