Label: Creation Records
Year of Release: 1992
Whilst we were on the subject of arrogant, early nineties indie bands - which we were, remember? - it's worth pausing to have a solemn thought for Adorable, a band regularly touted as "The Next Big Thing of 1992!" by Alan McGee and at least one music journalist.
Sadly, it was not to be. Their mates Suede got all the attention instead, possibly not aided by the fact that they urged critics to "check Suede out" thereby deflecting all attention away from themselves in one misguided comradely act. By the end of their careers they were to be heard whining that they were the only act on Creation who didn't have a poster on the office walls. Their label in America, SBK, cared even less for their fate.
The song above, "Sunshine Smile", fared well in the indie charts and certainly deserved to crossover, seemingly embracing every single alternative guitar noise the early nineties had to offer, from Stone Roses chimes, to crunching grunge distortion, to fey, atmospheric shoegazey wispy sounds.
Cherry Red issued a "Best of Adorable" album entitled "Footnotes" back in January.
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