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Elastica

Elastica were a Britpop band in the 1990s, formed by Justine Frischmann[?] after leaving Suede in 1991. Frischmann recruited Justin Welch[?] (drums), Annie Holland[?] (bass) and Donna Matthews[?] (guitar). Their first single was 1993's "Stutter", which was a word-of-mouth hit. In spite of a period of relative quiet, Elastica's fame grew throughout 1994 as Frischmann's relationship with Blur's Damon Albarn made tabloid headlines. In spite of a lawsuit from Wire climbing that many of the band's melodies were taken from Wire compositions, Elastica's first LP, Elastica[?], entered the charts at #1.

Elastica was able to garner better American sales than other Britpop bands, replacing Sinead O'Connor on Lollapalooza[?] in 1995. After personnel problems delayed it, the follow-up LP, The Menace[?], was released in 2000 to moderate sales. The band then released a final single and announced their break-up in September 2001.



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