Gossip are young + full of blood. They tell us they’re interested in art, change, the underground, dancing, fashion, punk history, crime and movements. They’re artists, poets, cooks, writers, feminisits, designers, musicians & djs. This is life dedication to action, passion & drive. The three-piece punk/soul band from Searcy, Arkansas rose from the underground to the world stage over the last 18 months from closing this year's Glastonbury Festival to being personally invited by Cyndi Lauper to be part of the multi-artist "True Colors" Tour (along with the likes of Debbie Harry, Erasure, Rufus Wainwright and Cyndi herself).
Outspoken and uncompromising, lead singer Beth Ditto is an icon of rock n roll non-conformity. A reminder of what our rock stars should be. From topping the NME’s ‘Cool List’ of 2006, to appearing naked on the cover of the same magazine, she has been praised by everyone from Germaine Greer to infamous gossip columnist Perez Hilton.
In Australia, the Gossip have been the buzz band since selling out their co-headline tour with Pretty Girls Make Graves in early 2006. Just very recently "Standing In The Way Of Control" was chosen by a contestant in the current series of Australian Idol. Unfortunately, she lost the same night proving once more that there really is only one Beth Ditto.