Students for Scarves and Charm
Inspired by Gospel Music‘s (the surprisingly promising new project by Owen Holmes, bassist of the underwhelming band Black Kids) forthcoming Duettes EP featuring, rather self-explanitorily, duets with indie girls Tracyanne Campbell of Camera Obscura, Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls, Soko and occasional Magnetic Fields contributor Shirley Simms (plus the very much male Darren Hayman of Hefner), this week’s Students for Scarves and Charm celebrates some of my favourite songs with female vocalists from the late 80s/early 90s. Expect to hear Slumberland darlings Henry’s Dress and Velocity Girl, charming indie poppers Talulah Gosh, Marine Girls and The Pooh Sticks and new-wavers Dolly Mixture. There’s also more recent releases from Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Sweater Girls and Sourpatch. This episode is cuter than a kitten wearing a cardigan so prepare yourself to squee.
This weeks Unsigned Act is This Many Boyfriends who recall the hyperactivity and pop-geekery of early Los Campesinos!, you can here more from them at their myspace: http://www.myspace.com/howmanyboyfriends
The Wish I’d Kept A Scrapbook feature celebrates Tiger Trap’s Supercrush: simultaneously shambolic and elegant and sounding like an indie pop epic at a mere 2 minutes and 15 seconds long, it is another perfect pop song from the mind of Rose Melberg.
See you next week, Mairiclare13:00 - 14:00
This Many Boyfriends
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