That’s not Idol!

No, this is not idol, but if you have a penchant for the aforementioned genre, you might find something to like here.

The Pipettes

A former UK trio, backed by band The Cassettes. The group garnered a cult following on the basis of their energetic live shows. Unfortunately they split some time ago returning as a duo for a poor second album.

The Barberettes

Korean vocal trio, in the vein of The Crystals.

The Bandana Splits

Yet another vocal trio, this time from the U.S.A. featuring solo artist of note Dawn Landes.

Shonen Knife

Long standing Osaka band, retaining one third of the original line up. Frequently tours both in and out of Japan.


Vocal and accordion duo, often accompanied by their all female band, playing a mix of circus and cabaret music.