Sneaker Pimps

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Tags: trip-hop electronic chillout alternative electronica Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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One of the most unusual and potentially exciting bands to emerge out of the alternative rock milieu of the mid-90s, the Sneaker Pimps were immediately signed up by One Little Indian Records in the UK, a contract with Virgin Records in the USA being brokered shortly thereafter. The band’s elegant fusion of dance music, indie and electronic sounds is dependent on the collaborative work of keyboard player Liam Howe, famed for regularly displaying his first ever purchase, a £20 Casio synthesizer, at the band’s live shows, and guitarist Chris Corner. The pair had grown up together in Hartlepool, England, before relocating to London. Prior to Sneaker Pimps, both had spent several years working on the fringes of the electronic and experimental dance scenes as FRISK and then Line Of Flight. Anglo-Indonesian vocalist Kelly Dayton, formerly of London indie outfit the Lumieres, was brought in for their new project, broadening the horizons of the previously...

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