The Skinny: In 2000 London pop-punkers Caffeine, were a force to be reckoned with. They were playing shows at Wembley Arena and Glasgow SECC and touring the UK, USA and Europe with the likes of The Offspring, AFI, Rancid, Blink-182 and Agent Orange to name a few, whilst leading a trail of destruction and adoring female fans along the way.

Their breakthrough single “You Spin Me Round” (a cover of the ’80s hit by Dead Or Alive), saw them hit Number 1 on mp3.com, get playlisted on XFM, feature heavily on Channel 4’s music shows as well as the ITV’s Grand Prix coverage. Following the huge global support that “You Spin Me Round” received, it came as a real blow to the band when the single never made its way onto the record store due to their distributors going into liquidation the week prior to its scheduled release.

Fast forward 15 years… Caffeine’s guitarist JJ, now playing in Alt Rock band Calling All Astronauts, mentioned the story to their label boss Heidi at Supersonic Media one day whilst in conversation, and no sooner had he finished the story, release dates were being scheduled! 2015 will see Caffeine making their entire back catalogue availably digitally for the very first time.

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