Formed 1991.
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My parents' reaction to seeing Cornershop on Top of the Pops

Contributor Randeep talks about his parents' reaction to Cornershop appearing on BBC One

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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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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Urban Turban – The Singhles Club

    Urban Turban – The Singhles Club 2012

    Reviewed by John Aizlewood
    A collection full of life from a band that evidently loves what they do.
  2. Review of Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of

    Cornershop and the Double-O Groove Of 2011

    Reviewed by Matthew Horton
    A zingy fusion of disparate styles.
  3. Review of Judy Sucks Lemon for Breakfast

    Judy Sucks Lemon for Breakfast 2009

    Reviewed by Louis Pattison
    Cornershop return with an alternative history of Brit Pop.
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