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Elastica: Esquires, Bedford

Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 22 January 1994

HALFWAY THROUGH this supposedly low-key warm up for Elastica's appearance on The Word, Justine apologises for the amount of coverage the band have been getting. "We can't help it, honest," she sighs, as the boys at the front "Aaaah" their sympathy. Coming from the originator of the line, "If I can't be a star/I won't get out of bed", this may seem rather rich, but their playful audacity is precisely what makes Elastica endearing.

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