are a British indie pop girl group formed in 2003 in Brighton by Robert "Monster Bobby" Barry. The group has released two albums, We Are the Pipettes
, and Earth vs. The Pipettes
and released numerous singles to support it; the most successful being "Pull Shapes" which peaked at No. 26 in the UK Singles Chart.
Originally comprising Julia Clarke-Lowes, Rose Elinor Dougall and Rebecca Stephens, at the time of their debut album Clarke-Lowes had been replaced by Gwenno Saunders. In 2008, Dougall and Stephens also left the group. As of 2010, the line-up consisted of Gwenno Saunders and her sister Ani. Their album Earth vs. The Pipettes
was released on 6 October 2010 in the UK.
The female members are backed by an all-male band, The Cassettes, which at present includes Monster Bobby; the Falcone brothers, Jon and Seb; and Alex White.