I'm guessing that this article which I stole someplace on the web is from 1995.
BUBONIQUE MYSTERIOUS IRISH eclectics Bubonique return to the fray on September 11th with their tastefully-titled "Trance Arse Volume 3" album. As for the identity of the rubberband-men, Kitchenware Records' Phil Mitchell warns that, "anyone suggesting that Bubonique is just a thinly-veiled disguise for Cathal Coughlan and Sean Hughes' more bizarre rantings is likely to find themselves in court. Both of them are serious artistes - note the extra 'e' - and wouldn't involve themselves in such a low-rent project." Mitchell was, however, persuaded to give HOT PRESS a preview of the depths that will undoubtedly be plumbed. "There's a pub rock version of Michael Nyman's 'The Piano' which sounds uncannily like a Cork singer and a Dublin comedian locked in a studio with a crate of beer but obviously isn't. Following that, we've got an update of 'Freebird' that starts off rocky and then goes techno la 2-Unlimited, a homage to Blur called 'Oi! Copper' and a tribute to George Michael featuring tasteful renditions of 'Faith', 'Last Christmas' and 'Careless Whisper'. They spent a whole week recording it, so as you can imagine, it's pretty classy stuff." Meanwhile, Kitchenware's other star turn - Fatima Mansions - have started work on their new album. "They're in the studio at the moment doing what I'd call a 'test run'," Mitchell continues, "and if all goes according to plan we should have something to show for it in early 1996. This could be a big record for Cathal. The Mansions toured the States last year on the same bill as Weezer and Live and although they died a horrible death in some places, the response generally was brilliant."