Sneaker Pimps were one of the more delightful one-hit wonders of the 90s, throwing down a sensuous, remix-ready track in “Six Underground” that teased and tickled the masses, likely leading to a few babies along the way. The Brits combined breathy vocals with muted ambiance and the sensibilities of trip-hop, forging one of the more memorable singles of their era. And then they fired the breathy chanteuse…and then they faded far enough into obscurity that few realized it when they disbanded. There’s a life lesson in there (somewhere) for bands (everywhere).
Which isn’t to say that life doesn’t go on; Sneaker Pimps’ creative force, Chris Corner, formed a London/Berlin-based project called IAMX and will be playing New York’s venerable Irving Plaza tomorrow night.