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Sneaker Pimps

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Trainer Pimps’ synthesis of pop-oriented trip-hop and glam-inspired choice rock and roll reached the U.K. Best 40 five situations during the past due ’90s. Founding associates Liam Howe and Chris Part, alternately referred to as Line of Air travel and F.R.We.S.K., called the group following the Beastie Children’ term for the person drafted to acquire premium footwear. Helped by fellow songwriter Ian Pickering, vocalist Kelli Dayton, drummer David Westlake, and bassist Joe Wilson, Trainer Pimps debuted in 1996 with Getting X, an record highlighted by its third and 4th singles, the John Barry-sampling “6 Underground” — an amiable tune boosted by way of a remix from Nellee Hooper — as well as the creeping, sneering “Spin Spin Glucose.” It narrowly skipped the U.K. TOP but was ultimately certified gold with the United kingdom Phonographic Sector. A partner limited release, Getting Remixed, was released in 1998, with efforts from famous brands Paul Oakenfold, Armand Truck Helden, and Roni Size. Regardless of the debut’s triumphs, Dayton — eventually referred to as Kelli Ali — was dismissed once Part and Howe driven that new materials was suitable for Corner’s tone of voice. Splinter, released in 1999, highlighted a darker, psychological bloodletting advantage that positioned the group nearer to the world of Garbage, Placebo, and Loss of life in Vegas. Commercially, there wasn’t almost as much achievement. The recording stalled at quantity 80 within the U.K. Within the U.S., enthusiasts had to get transfer copies. Bloodsport, the group’s third and last album, premiered in 2002. Likewise dramatic in shade, it incorporated a good array of examples from recordings by Ultravox!, Visage, Iggy Pop, and — for hook change of speed, perhaps — Expenses Withers. That one was released within the U.S., where it peaked at quantity 16 on Billboard’s Best Electronic Albums graph, nonetheless it didn’t register on the primary U.K. graph. After Trainer Pimps’ disbandment, Howe documented with Wilson because the Zip and Ultrafox. Even more notably, he gained greater notice like a songwriter and maker because of collaborations with famous brands Adele, Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, Marina as well as the Gemstones, and FKA twigs. He and Pickering also aided Corner’s long-running single venture IAMX.

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Full Name Sneaker Pimps
Music Songs 6 Underground, Spin Spin Sugar, Post-Modern Sleaze, Tesko Suicide, Low Place Like Home, Loretta Young Silks, Low Five, Walking Zero, Blood Sport, Waterbaby, Small Town Witch, Wasted Early Sunday Morning, Flowers and Silence, M'aidez, Kiro TV, After Every Party I Die, Think Harder, Lightning Field, Cute Sushi Lunches, Walk the Rain, Wife by Two Thousand, Destroying Angel, Velvet Divorce, Becoming X, Miami Counting, Ten to Twenty, Roll On, How Do, Blue Movie, Unattach, Perfect One, Empathy
Albums Bloodsport, Splinter, Becoming Remixed, Becoming X, SP4


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "6 Underground"
Matroesjka's 2005-2008 TV Mini-Series performer - 20 episodes
Remember the Daze 2007 performer: "6 Underground The Umbrellas of Ladywell Mix #2"
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories 2005 Video Game performer: "Spin Spin Sugar Armand's Dark Garage Mix"
Queer as Folk 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Heart 1999 performer: "Spin Spin Sugar", "Roll On"
Cruel Intentions 1999 performer: "6 Underground" - uncredited
Can't Hardly Wait 1998 performer: "6 Underground" The Umbrellas of Ladywell Mix #2
The Lakes 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Spawn 1997 performer: "Long Hard Road Out of Hell"
The Saint 1997 performer: "6 Underground Nellee Hooper Edit"

Music Department

Music Department

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Matroesjka's 2005 TV Mini-Series composer - 9 episodes
Titans 2000 TV Series singers - 2 episodes

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Self

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Sneaker Pimps: The Videos 2001 Video short Themselves

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