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Steps: Sheffield Arena

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 27 November 2001

WATCHING STEPS brings to mind George Orwell's image of the future as "a boot stamping on a human face for ever". The band inhabit their own Orwellian pop nightmare: thousands of tiny boots stamp on the floor of Sheffield Arena, screams are louder than missiles and this tour will last longer than many wars. Five years after their creation in one of modern pop's many Frankenstein laboratories, this incredibly successful and slightly sinister ministry of sound are edging ever closer to world domination.

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