Release Date: Sep 10, 2012
Record label: Fortuna Pop
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Pop
If you're up on indie pop at all, you'll know that anything Amelia Fletcher touches is pure gold. Her groups through the years, whether Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research, or now Tender Trap, deliver the goods (sweetly sung melodies, tough and true lyrical sentiments, and spunky, punky musical backing) without fail. Tender Trap is probably the toughest sounding band she's had yet, wrapping her vocals in gritty guitars that drive home the melodies with a surprising power, and this is the band's strongest record yet.
Playing the twee-pop drinking game with ‘Ten Songs About Girls’ is certain to end with vomit spilt all over your favourite cardi. Song about trains? Right there on the opening track, with a refrain redundantly commenting on the rain at various railway stations across the British Isles. References to Postcard Records? ‘He wore his fringe just like Edwyn Collins’ is one of the best we’ve heard.