The band's founding members were Chris Corner and Liam Howe (both ex-DJs), who then recruited Kelli Dayton (formerly of Lumieres, now recording under the name Kelli Ali) for vocal duties. After the first album, the band felt that demos for second album (on which Corner provided the guide vocals) better suited his voice, especially in regard to the more raw, personal quality of the lyrics. Combined with the fear of being identified with the fad for trip-hop acts (e.g. Portishead), Dayton was asked to leave the group, and Corner became the singer.
Kelli Ali (Dayton) recorded her third solo album 'Rocking Horse' at the beginning of 2008 and will be releasing it through One Little Indian late Autumn 2008. She is quoted as saying this is a very different affair to her two previous solo albums, Tigermouth and Psychic Cat. Rocking Horse was produced by Max Richter.
|Year||Song||UK singles||U.S. Hot 100||U.S. Modern Rock||U.S. Hot Dance Music/Club Play||Album|
|1996||"Tesko Suicide"||-||-||-||-||Becoming X|
|1996||"Roll On"||-||-||-||-||Becoming X|
|1996||"6 Underground"||15||-||-||-||Becoming X|
|1997||"Spin Spin Sugar"||21||87||-||-||Becoming X|
|1997||"6 Underground (re-issued)"||9||45||7||-||Becoming X|
|1997||"Spin Spin Sugar (remixes)"||46||-||-||2||Becoming X|
|1997||"Post Modern Sleaze"||22||-||-||-||Becoming X|
|1999||"Ten To Twenty"||56||-||-||-||Splinter|
|2002||"Loretta Young Silks"||-||-||-||-||Bloodsport|
|2005||"Low Five (digital remix EP)"||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||The Mix You Miss website|
|2005||"Loretta Young Silks (digital remix EP)"||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||The Mix You Miss website|
There is a significant question among the listeners as to the authenticity of these leaked tracks. Fans theorize that they may be audition recordings, rough cuts, or outright forgeries. Reasons cited by skeptical fans include the distinct discrepancy in style and tone, and low complexity of the tracks - as compared with other releases by the Sneaker Pimps. There is, as of yet, no official word on the leaked tracks.
The band also remix and produce other artists under the name Line of Flight.
IF THE SHOE FITS . . . BRITAIN'S SNEAKER PIMPS EMERGE FROM DANCE SCENE CLOSET WITH REAL POP ROCK MOMENTUM.(Entertainment/ Weekend/ Spotlight)
May 07, 1997; Byline: Michael Mehle Rocky Mountain News Popular Music Writer It didn't take long for Britain's up-and-coming Sneaker Pimps to...