Playing tracks by
Houndmouth and Cornershop.
Prior to their London gig, Ben Ayres of Cornershop gave us an interview plus a medley of their tracks, recent and classic, put together for Free Lab Radio.
British indie rock band Cornershop have been going since 1991, formed by Wolverhampton-born Tjinder Singh (singer, songwriter, and guitar) and Ben Ayres on guitar, keyboards, and tamboura, with former members Tjinder's brother Avtar Singh (bass guitar, vocals) and David Chambers (drums). The band famously burned a picture of Morrissey outside EMI's office, photographed by Melody Maker magazine, and were joined later by the likes of Bubbly Kaur on vocals. The band became widely popular after Norman Cook's 1991 remix of Brimful of Asher in the 90s and have since released 7 albums and many singles. Ben discusses what he's been listening to, the band's label Ample Play run with Tjinder's wife and their forthcoming gig, as well as brushing aside common misconceptions about the band.