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Straw was an English post-Britpop band that released one album, Shopliftingin Later adding keyboardist Mark "Duck" Blackwell, the group signed to Arista Records under the moniker "Please" with Rigoletto Ach, Wie So Trügerisch - Mario Del Monaco - Mario Del Monaco Singt Berühmte Tenorarien different lead vocalist.
Unhappy with the results, however, the band was dropped by the label after releasing a Manyeleti - Various - Jackpot 17,000"If I Was God When Arista kept Please's singer under contract, Bennett stepped into the lead vocalist role, the band adding drummer Andy Nixon and re-christening themselves Straw.
This newly revitalised line-up was quickly signed to WEA and issued its debut single "Weird Superman" in the summer of Throughout and the band toured extensively with PuressenceSpace and Feeder alongside emerging future stars Muse and gigs with SupergrassAlanis MorissetteFountains of Wayne and Reef. The extensive touring and television appearances including the O-Zone and Be Careful - Straw - Straw EP Friday took their toll, and differences broke out in the band resulting in the dismissal of Power after the band's final appearance of at the Be Careful - Straw - Straw EP Festival.
They were also subsequently dropped by WEA. They recruited new bassist Dan McKinna, and self-funded and self-produced the recording of several new tracks in the basement studio of Pete Thomas ' house. On the strength of this new material they were signed to Columbia in and released the 4-track EP Home Work and the single "Sailing Off the Edge of the World" to critical acclaim.
Bennett is currently an English teacher at Bodmin College in Cornwall and the leader of the Bennett Battalion Although Keepsakes was never released, bar a 5-track sampler, the band could often be found giving away complete copies of the finished album on CD-R at gigs shortly before they split up.
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