Manda Rin
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Manda Rin


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"Manda Rin - MY DNA (7 stars)"

"History has served the legacy of Manda’s old band Bis well. The likes of Klaxons and CSS peddle sounds heavily indebted to the Glaswegian trio, while there’s a cult fanbase for their pioneering fusion of riot grrrl and disco that refuses to die. ‘Typeface’ sounds akin to Blondie’s ‘Rapture’ reimagined by The Gossip, while ‘Black Book’ is pure out-and-out raunch; My DNA might see Bis’s old singer and keyboard player have the last laugh over those who misjudged her at the time. Then again, it might take 10 years for everyone else to catch on.” (7 stars)


My DNA (album) released UK, USA and Japan.

UK - singles 'DNA' and 'Guilty Pleasure'



Step back to 1996 and a cheery wee girl shouts her way through a song called ‘Kandy Pop’ on Top of the Pops. Roll on to 2008, and Manda Rin in finally set to unleash her debut solo material.

Along with the Clark brothers (AKA Sci-fi Steven & John Disco), that first Top of The Pops appearance went down in history, with Bis becoming the only “unsigned” band to appear on the legendary TV show.

Going on to sell over 100,000 albums in Japan, signing to the Beastie Boys’ Grand Royal label in the States, and soundtracking the popular Powerpuff Girls cartoon series, Bis finally called it a day in 2003.

Later re-emerging in the critically acclaimed outfits The Kitchen and Data Panik (also featuring her former Bis bandmates), plus a couple of Bis reunion shows last year, Manda recently guested on a couple of singles with Fife electro-popsters Juno.

She may be older and wiser than the Glasgow teenager who first made that TV appearance, but with her solo material she retains all the energy of her early Bis performances.

Continuing to dabble in disco-punk, but with a strong guitar pop edge, she claims her new direction is influenced by acts like The Gossip, CSS, New Young Pony Club, To My Boy, Blood Red Shoes and her new favourite band Late Of The Pier.

If the truth be known though, she’s been making this sort of music for over a decade now, so she’s more likely to have been inspired rather than influenced by the above. Manda Rin’s debut single ‘DNA’ paves the way perfectly for an album set to put her at the forefront of new music.

-Jim Gellatly (XFM Scotland)