At V Festival way back in 1998 I stood in torrential rain, watching theaudience perform what would be their one and only album. It was one of the most enjoyable sets of that era.
The music press never rated the band; inferring a manufactured indie group put together by Billy Reeves could not possibly be any good. I maintain that it was the last great Britpop album, and the style of music most suited to Sophie's vocal style (and, I suspect, her taste) more than anything she's released since. I've enjoyed much of her solo work with a nagging feeling that it's largely been extension of the accidental (yet brilliant) success of that Spiller track.
This song, from her upcoming new album, suggests part of that old Sophie might be back.