Chris Corner, is an English musician and songwriter best known for his work with his solo project IAMX, and downtempo band Sneaker Pimps. Saturday, 25.04.2009 Live @ Festsaal Kreuzberg / Skalitzerstr. 130 / 10999 Berlin
IAMX – Kiss & Swallow
Corner has repeatedly said that IAMX is very different from his actual, real-life personality and is a kind of quasi “act”. Whether an act or not, IAMX’s music is primarily concerned with subjects such as outlandish sex, death, narcotic intoxication, bisexuality, unicorn sex, decadence, obsession, alienation and vague allusions to politics. Corner currently lives in Berlin, where he has found “the spirit to care less about the music industry and take an independent route.
IAMX – Missile
Sneaker Pimps are a British Trip-hop band formed in Hartlepool, England in 1995, although the official IAMX website quotes the official year of foundation as 1989. They are best known for their first album Becoming X (released in 1996) and particularly the singles “6 Underground,” “Spin Spin Sugar,” and “Tesko Suicide” from the same album. They took their name from an article the Beastie Boys published in their Grand Royal magazine about a man they hired to track down classic sneakers.
Sneaker Pimps – Spin Spin Sugar
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 , Dayton was asked to leave the group, and Corner became the singer.