Cornershop are a British indie rock band best known for their 1998 UK number one single "Brimful of Asha". The band were formed in 1991 by Wolverhampton-born Tjinder Singh (singer, songwriter, and guitar), his brother Avtar Singh (bass guitar, vocals), David Chambers (drums) and Ben Ayres (guitar, keyboards, and tamboura), the first three having previously been members of Preston-based band General Havoc, who released one single (the "Fast Jaspal EP") in 1991. The band name originated from a stereotype referring to British Asians often owning corner shops. Their music is a fusion of Indian music, Britpop, and electronic dance music.
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- My parents' reaction to seeing Cornershop on Top of the Popshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016wf4c.jpg2013-03-26T14:57:00ZContributor Randeep talks about his parents' reaction to seeing Asian culture appearing on prime time BBC One.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/92046be7-0927-4835-a4ed-a90416747d53?clipfocus=p016wf52Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 16 s
My parents' reaction to seeing Cornershop on Top of the Pops
- Cornershop were unusual...http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p016w82j.jpg2013-03-26T13:21:00ZContributor Nadia talks about how Cornershop didn't fit the usual template for Asian culturehttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/92046be7-0927-4835-a4ed-a90416747d53?clipfocus=p016w891Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 27 s
Cornershop were unusual...
- Cornershop - Interview with Lauren Lavernehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02chftb.jpg2012-07-26T12:00:00ZCornershop join Lauren Laverne in the studio.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/92046be7-0927-4835-a4ed-a90416747d53?clipfocus=p00vbvdrSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Cornershop - Interview with Lauren Laverne
- Cornershop - Interview with Liz Kershawhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgtgn.jpg2012-05-05T12:00:00ZLiz chats with Ben and Tjinder from Cornershop who release their 7th studio album 'Urban Turban' a week on Monday.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/92046be7-0927-4835-a4ed-a90416747d53?clipfocus=p00s7d9cSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 14 mins
Cornershop - Interview with Liz Kershaw
- Cornershop - Interview with Marc Rileyhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c9j01.jpg2011-07-07T18:00:00ZWe're brimful of excitement here at Riley HQ - it's British indie rock band Cornershop interviewed by Marc Riley!http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/92046be7-0927-4835-a4ed-a90416747d53?clipfocus=p00hwhdkSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 10 mins
Cornershop - Interview with Marc Riley
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