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OPTIC NERVE, the Preston label which is repressing indie 7″s with love and care in its singles series, version 3.0 of which is with us now, is poised to release a little unearthed gem by Swiss punky girlpopsters Chin Chin and The Siddeley’s classy Sunshine Thuggery EP up next. In recent times, the label has …

AMELIA FLETCHER and Rob Pursey have been making intelligent British indiepop together through more incarnations than your current, faithful scribe cares to shake a stick at, and thus that stick shall remain firmly static. Their relationship goes right back to the days of the lovely Talulah Gosh, one of many bands tarred only partly accurately …

DREAMING guitar pop dreams on the vibrant Austin, Texas scene, the fine trio Semihelix are bidding for love with their new track, “Recoil”, which comes accompanied accompanied by a quirky stop-motion involving bejewelled beetles, reel-to-reel tape, toy cars and ladybirds; go have a looksee at the end there, it’s a lovely thing – and it’s …

AMELIA FLETCHER and Rob Pursey: a marriage of minds and music who’ve kept those of us who love love loved the C86 guitar pop sound so well musically fed down the years. They forged out of the Talulah Gosh era together with Heavenly, Tender Trap, Marine Research; these days they’re just as busy, working together …

FORMER Brilliant Corners singer Davey Woodward is fashioning rather lovely, lo-fi, alt.folk indiepop these days, along with The Winter Orphans – a quintet rescued from the chill winds atop Spaniorum Hill to help him in his lifelong pursuit of low-slung, perfectly drawled, South West pop. They’ve just dropped the video for “Bad Day” – plenty …

I MEAN, it’s just isn’t stopping, is it, this viral ice age that has a grip on our music scene; but at least musicians are out there creating, bringing us new aural joy to keep us going through the grind. And at the forefront of all that are indie legends and darlings in equal proportion, …

Rolling down through Heavenly’s career through the prism of the single, you can see what a great band they were at that seemingly most humble, but powerful and demotic of formats, all packed full of the goodness of proper indiepop

ALL THIS viral mess around us: it’s meant musicians have had to lock and load, get going as the going got tough. Plates, stepped up to. New ways adopted. New records made. And you can bet your bottom dollar that David Gedge’s The Wedding Present wouldn’t sit back and let it wash it over them. …

NOW that’s the kinda Christmas present every proper indiekid needs. Damaged Goods have announced a 2xLP and CD reissue of their classic round-up of Talulah Gosh’s entire recorded output, Was It Just A Dream? – and as if that wasn’t enough to make December already a far more welcoming prospect, they’ve also, in the absolute …