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Elastica's Justine Frischmann (1994)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, January 1994

The Full Frischmann: Starting Suede! Leaving Suede! Not much liking Suede these days! And then the excitement of being in Elastica at the height of Britpop, anticipating recording the first album...

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NME On-Stage featuring Credit To The Nation, Elastica, Collapsed Lung, Tiny Monroe: Canal Cafe Bar, Manchester

Live Review by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 25 September 1993



Interview by Pete Paphides, Melody Maker, 8 January 1994

PETER PAPHIDES thought he was on a simple assignment to secure an exclusive ELASTICA interview. Little did he bank on the whole of Essex wanting ...

The Cranberries, Elastica: Astoria 2, London

Live Review by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 17 January 1994

AS LIMERICK pop quartet the Cranberries might warn London pop quartet Elastica, beware the tag Next Big Thing. The Irish band basked in that title ...

Elastica: Esquires, Bedford

Live Review by 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. ...

Elastica: Pulling Power

Interview by Lisa Verrico, Vox, February 1994

Elastica may look rough, but their impoverished image is all part of the game. Inspired by such bands as The Buzzcocks and Wire, and pursuing ...

Hey, Elastica!

Interview by 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 ...

Speed: Sinus Of The Times

Report by Steven Wells, New Musical Express, 19 March 1994

Hey, you! Are you trying to coat your lungs with a half-pound bag of baking soda mixed with industrial-strength heroin and dealer's dandruff? STEVEN 'Just ...

Elastica, Shed Seven, Blubber: Zap Club, Brighton

Live Review by David Bennun, Melody Maker, 17 September 1994

ALL RICH kids should be in bands. Consider it a duty. ...

Elastica: From Hype To Eternity

Interview by Everett True, Melody Maker, 8 October 1994

ELASTICA were voted Best New Band in our Readers' Poll almost before the band had released a note. Why? Because you could tell just by ...

Elastica: Bring on the stretch limos

Interview by Caitlin Moran, The Times, 14 October 1994

Elastica, dating agency to the stars, are about to hit paydirt themselves ...

Blur: Blurred Vision

Report by Caroline Sullivan, The Guardian, 10 November 1994

They are the names on everyone's lips, the pop heroes from Essex. Blur are being mentioned in the same breath as The Beatles, and yesterday ...

Oasis/Shed Seven/Elastica/Echobelly/Gene: EC Raiders

Report and Interview by Ted Kessler, New Musical Express, 19 November 1994

Sacre bleurgh! Parisian hoteliers flee through the boulevards as la creme de Brit indie culture — i.e., OASIS, SHED SEVEN, ELASTICA, ECHOBELLY and GENE — ...

Elastica: Things that make you go URGGHHH!

Interview by Andrew Mueller, Vox, December 1994

JUSTINE FRISCHMANN sings and plays guitar with Elastica, a band whose cool balance of ingenuousness and ingenuity should shortly eclipse her other claims to fame as ...

Britpop: Modern Life Is... Brilliant!

Overview by John Harris, New Musical Express, 7 January 1995

It was the year grunge died, the year of jungle... arses. It was the year that BRITISH POP found its feet again, and what's more, ...

Elastica: Twang Twang, You're Cred!

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 25 March 1995

This week, ELASTICA’s debut album has achieved the greatest double whammy of critical and commercial success since Parklife and Definitely Maybe, final proof that Britpop’s ...

Under the Influence — Elastica: Sheffield University

Live Review by Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 27 March 1995

Elastica, the vanguard of the new new wave bands, smash and grab their way through classic punk pop in Sheffield ...

Elastica: Elastica (Deceptive BLUFF 014)

Review by Stuart Maconie, Q, April 1995

Brisk: never has such blatant thievery been such fun. ...

Elastica: Diary of an LP

Interview by Tom Doyle, Melody Maker, 8 April 1995

It was a long journey from simple demos in '92 to Number One album in '95, but producer MARC WATERMAN was there piecing together ELASTICA's ...

Elastica: You're Never Alone With Elastica

Report and Interview by Adrian Deevoy, Q, May 1995

...Elastica. With impeccable Suede, Blur and, ahem, Stranglers connections, 1995's Great British Export-in-waiting put the "New" in New Wave. And, Iggy Pop tells Adrian Deevoy, ...

Elastica: Atlantic Quaffing

Interview by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, 10 June 1995

Suede, Blur, Oasis… all have slumped at the Breakthrough Bar, unable to make it big in America. So what makes ELASTICA think they will succeed? ...

Britpop Football Special: Ooh-aah, Rossit-ah!

Report and Interview by Ian Watson, Melody Maker, 25 May 1996

Martin Rossiter as Eric Cantona? Liam Gallagher squaring off against Damon Albarn? Robbie Williams and Steve Pulp in the same footie team? No, you're not ...

The Young Pretenders

Report by Susan Corrigan, The Guardian, 17 July 1996

Susan Corrigan talks to the teenagers with stars in their eyes. ...

Elastica: Six Track EP (Deceptive) *

Review by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 27 August 1999

FOR ALL THE TREMORS, speculation and mystique you might generate by disappearing off the face of the earth after a classic debut album, there's always ...

Elastica: An Interview with Justine Frischmann

Interview by Barney Hoskyns,, 2000

FEW SECOND albums have taken quite as long to materialise as Elastica’s The Menace, follow-up to the band’s eponymous 1995 debut – a collection of ...

Elastica: The Menace

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, May 2000

Stretching the imagination: Frischmann's answer-album to Blur's relationship-dissecting 13 ...

Elastica: Bowery Ballroom, New York

Live Review by Devon Powers, PopMatters, 4 October 2000

I WENT WITH my friend Shannon, who almost didn't get in. We were both lax in terms of buying our tickets, and it seemed that ...

Elastica: Bowery Ballroom, NYC

Live Review by Eric Weisbard, Spin, January 2001

"DON'T TOUCH ME, I'm obsessed with Wire," Elastica's Justine Frischmann sang in a slightly modified version of Talking Heads' 'Psycho Killer'. ...

Elastica Limits

Profile and Interview by Andrew Smith, The Observer, 10 March 2002

As Britpop's queen, she had everything: In Elastica, she had a best-selling group and in Damon Albarn, a boyfriend lusted after by thousands. But then ...

Modern Life Isn't Rubbish: The Trouble With Britpop Nostalgia

Comment by Luke Turner, The Quietus, 10 April 2014

The mainstream media are currently engaged in a collective misty-eyed throwback to the 'glory days' of the mid 90s. Luke Turner, who was a teenager ...


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