|Origin||Leicester & Wolverhampton|
|Genre(s)||Indian indie dance Brit Pop|
|Years active||1992 – present|
|Label(s)||Wiiija Records, Rough Trade Records|
Cornershop is a British indie band formed in Leicester in 1992 by Wolverhampton-born Tjinder Singh (singer, songwriter, and dholaki player), his brother Avtar Singh (bass guitar, vocals), David Chambers (drums) and Ben Ayres (guitar, keyboards, and tamboura), the first three having previously been members of Preston-based band General Havoc, who released one single (the "Fast Jaspal EP") in 1991. Leicester (ˈlɛstə is the largest city and Unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and is the traditional A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other The music of India' includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, and classical music. Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music. Britpop is a subgenre of Alternative rock that originated in the United Kingdom. Year 1992 ( MCMXCII) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar) In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Beggars Banquet is an English Independent record label that began as a chain of record shops owned by Martin Mills and Nick Austin, and is part of Rough Trade Records began as an Independent record label, based in London, England. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located In Popular music, independent music, often abbreviated as indie, is a term used to describe independence from major commercial record labels and an autonomous Leicester (ˈlɛstə is the largest city and Unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and is the traditional The Dholak ( Devnagari: ढोलक sometimes dholaki or in Suriname & Holland dhool) is a classical North Indian Pakistani The tambura ( Hindi: तानपूरा is a type of Stringed instrument found in different versions in different places around the world most are plucked Preston ( ˈprɛstən is a city and local government district in Lancashire, England, located on the River Ribble. 
The band name originated from a stereotype referring to British Asians that they often own street corner stores. British Asians are British citizens who are immigrants or descendants of immigrants from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka A convenience store is a small store or shop. They are often located alongside busy roads or at gas/petrol stations. Their music is a fusion of Indian music, British indie rock, and electronic dance. A fusion genre is a music genre which combines two or more genres The music of India' includes multiple varieties of folk, popular, pop, and classical music. Indie rock is genre of Alternative rock that primarily exists in the independent Underground music scene This article is about music for dancing in general You may also be looking for Electronic dance music.
In the early 1990s, when popular singer Morrissey was being vilified by the UK music press (particularly the NME) for refusing to deny that he was a racist, the band burned a picture of the singer outside the offices of EMI. Steven Patrick Morrissey (ˈmɒɹɪsiː born May 22, 1959) known primarily as Morrissey, is a British Singer and Lyricist The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a Popular music Magazine in the United Kingdom which has been The EMI Group is a British music company comprising the major record company EMI Music – which operates several labels and is based in Kensington in
Debut single, the "In The Days of Ford Cortina EP" was a blend of Indian-tinged noise pop, the sound mellowing somewhat by the release of debut album proper "Hold On It Hurts" in 1994. Hold On It Hurts is the 1994 debut album by Cornershop. It failed to reach commercial success but went some way in helping the band find its niche in the following David Chambers left the band in 1994, the band re-emerging in 1995 with the acclaimed "6 a. m. Jullander Shere" single and the album "Woman's Gotta Have It".
The departure of Avtar Singh around the end of 1995 led to a major line-up change, with Anthony Saffery (sitar, keyboards and harmonium), Nick Simms (drums) and Peter Bengry (percussion) joining. The sitar ( Hindi: सितार Urdu: ستار Persian: سی تار) is a Plucked stringed instrument. 
They were more widely noticed after the success of a Fatboy Slim remix of their song "Brimful of Asha", from their 1997 album When I Was Born for the 7th Time. Fatboy Slim, also known as Norman Cook, (born Quentin Leo Cook on 31 July 1963 is a British DJ and Big beat musician " Brimful of Asha " is an East-West Fusion pop-rock song by the British band Cornershop, which originally reached number 60 in the UK Singles Chart Events January January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert An album or record album is a collection of related audio or Music tracks distributed to the public When I Was Born for the 7th Time is a 1997 Album by Cornershop.  The song was a tribute to the prolific Indian playback singer, Asha Bhosle, and the entire Indian music industry in general. A playback singer is a Singer whose singing is prerecorded for use in movies Asha Bhosle (आशा भोंसले (born September 8, 1933) آشا بھونسلے is an Indian singer Norman Cook mixed the track without charging a fee because he liked it so much.  Paula Frazer appears as a guest vocalist on the track 'Good To Be On The Road Back Home'. Paula Frazer (b April 24, 1963) is an American Singer-songwriter.
In 1999 they released a disco inspired album Disco and the Halfway to Discontent as part of their side-project, Clinton. Disco is a Genre of dance-oriented music whose origins are hard to define Cornershop are a British indie band formed in Leicester in 1992 by Wolverhampton -born Tjinder Singh (singer songwriter and Dholaki This album inspired the launch of the London based clubnight called Buttoned down disco, which took its name from the third track on the album.
Their next official Cornershop release was the 2002 album, Handcream for a Generation. Handcream for a Generation is the fifth album by the English indie band Cornershop.
According to their official website, Cornershop have been making a film about London’s independent music industry since 2003. In February 2006, some four years after their last album, they released a new single "Wop the Groove" featuring guest vocals from Happy Mondays and X Factor finalist Rowetta. Happy Mondays are an English Alternative rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester. For versions in other countries see The X Factor (TV series. The X Factor is a British Television Rowetta Satchell (born 5 January 1966 in Manchester, England) is an English Black Jewish singer A new album is expected to be released in early 2008.
Tjinder Singh now lives in Stoke Newington, London and is often seen on and around Church Street. Note For an area with a similar name see Newington, in the London Borough of Southwark. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.