Album Review: Tender Trap - Dansette Dansette

Album Review: Tender Trap - Dansette Dansette

Thursday 30th September, 2010 1:28PM

Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey has been making for so long that the trend they helped originally promote –lo-fi twee pop – back in the 1980s has come full circle. While Sarah Records may have gone down as a mere footnote in indie music, the influence of Fletcher and Pursey’s bands Talulah Gosh and Heavenly, plus fellow Sarah Records label-mates like the Field Mice is easy to underestimate (heck, even the Hold Steady name-dropped Fletcher). However, the problem with this legacy might mean their latest release will slip under the radar whereas others with essentially the same m.o. get the coverage (c.f. Best Coast, Vivian Girls et al), suggesting that the fickle hype machine usually wants something young and new (rather than novel). It’s easy, after all, to ignore people who have simply been consistently good. Dansette Dansette is the third album by Fletcher and Pursey’s latest band Tender Trap and features the joyful melodies and ragged, raw guitars which they have used to build their career.

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