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Dirty Vegas: Cockpit, Leeds

Dave Simpson, The Guardian, 11 March 2003

AMERICA HAS LONG BESTOWED huge success on unlikely British groups who barely make it in their homeland: A Flock of Seagulls, the completely unmemorable Fixx and, more recently, Spacehog. The latest "homegrown unknowns" to do wonders for the trade gap are dance-ish trio Dirty Vegas. Boosted by the appearance of their ethereal 'Days Go By' in a Mitsubishi car ad, their eponymous album hit the US top 10 last year. They polished off their success last month by picking up a Grammy.

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