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Hey, Elastica!

Barney Hoskyns, Vogue, February 1994

BRITISH POP remains supremely unvexed by the anxieties of influence. Just as Suede brazenly lifted their pouting nuances from the right Glam heroes, so 24-year-old Justine Frischmann — an original member of Suede as it happens — gleefully distils the punk-pop riffs of Blondie and the Stranglers and grafts the results on to the songs of her splendid band Elastica.

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