Album review: Stooshe, London with the Lights On (Warner Brothers)


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Stooshe are the latest prefabricated girl group trying to plug the vacuum left by Girls Aloud and The Saturdays.

But for all the chunky electro-Motown grooves and boisterous banter of singles like "Love Me" and "Slip", London with the Lights On is pretty thin fare, with too many tracks collapsing under the weight of excess sass. What should be slickly cross-cut dialogue just swamps songs like "Hoochi Mumma" and the muted dancehall number "My Man Music" with bogus interjections. Surely kids today are far too sharp to fall for pandering rubbish like "Kiss Chase" and the skittish playground chant "Jimmy"?

Download: Slip; Love Me