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Perfect 10: Indie Bands Of The 90’s That Defined Britpop

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My Life Story

My Life Story are surely one of the most overlooked bands of the Britpop era and were certainly the only one to feature a chamber orchestra.

They were cult icons and led by the charismatic Jake Shillingford and they carved out a sound that was uniquely theirs.

The band championed a more classic pop sound but with a heartfelt sorrow.

They had big hits with the likes of “Strumpet”, “The King of Kissingdom”, “It’s A Girl Thing” and “Sparkle” but sadly disappeared in 2000.

They still perform occasionally today and pull good crowds but we would love a proper reunion.

Here’s the video for 1996 single “12 Reasons Why I Love Her”

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