Classical pop linked with plenty of fat beats in a Euro groove is the trademark of Peach.

Fronted by 28-year-old London-born Lisa Lamb, the band also includes Paul Statham and Belgian Pascal Gabriel.

The band have already enjoyed success with On My Own - it reached number 22 in the Billboard Hot 100.

The track was used on the soundtrack of Gwyneth Paltrow's double life move Sliding Doors, which all came as something of a shock to Lamb. She recalls: "I had no idea it had been used on the soundtrack. the first think I knew was when I got a phone call saying 'Do you want to go to the premiere of Sliding Doors?' I said 'Yeah, but why?' They said 'You've got a song on it.' I thought, thanks for telling me. But it was exciting to know about the song being used at the last minute and I swanked over to the premiere and said, 'Hi, Gwyneth'," she laughs.

"It was great. When the song came on it was right in the mieddle of the movie. I wanted to jump up and say 'that's me, that's me!' but I thought I can't say that as everybody else here is more important than I am. But it was nice to see our names come up at the end. I wish we had delayed the release of On My Own in Brtain to coincide with the movie. Still, hopefully Sorrow Town will make up for our disappointment.

Lamb's family live in Washington DC and she says they became pretty excited with the song hit the charts in the States. "My dad called me to say they had been out having a meal when they heard the song. My little sister just stood up and announced to everybody in the restaurant 'that's my sister!' On My Own is about the end of a relationship and wanting to move on without the other person.

This theme of independence runs through many of the songs featured on Peach's debut album Audiopeach and Lamb strikes you as an independent woman. "On My Own is bittersweet. It recognises you have to save yourself by leaving, it's a little less sweet and a bit more bitter. I find it very emotional but uplifting as well."

Her fellow members Statham and Gabriel had already collaborated before Lamb arrived on the scene. Gabriel worked with S'Express and Bomb the Bass, while Statham spent many years working with ex-Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy. So, how did they all eventually meet up? "It was word of mouth really. They were looking for a singer to work with them. I think they were looking at putting out a copule of dance tracks," Lamb explains. "I was looking for a new project as I had been doing jungle music at the time. I wanted to do something which was a little more mainstream. We hooked up and agreed to do a track together. The first song was Give Me Tomorrow and they were saying 'Great, do you want to do some more?'

"I was like, aah, I'm not sure, I'll think about it. We did a couple of other tracks which sounded good and they said 'Why not do the album with us?' I told them I was not interested unless there was writing involved. So we started writing and the album developed from there."

Songwriting as a team proved to a be a little more fraught at times for the collective. "Songwriting comes easily to me. I was a songwriter before I joined the band aand continue to write now with other people. It was difficult learning to write with the two of them. They were planning on writing together and then bringing in a singer, telling them what to do. I don't operate like that, so there were quite a lot of arguments," she laughs. "Although it was a bit of a struggle getting them to loosen up and allowing me to contribute, it got easier towards the end.

"In the end the friction was good for the music. So what we have produced is an album with represents what the three of us do together."