During indie pop's initial flowering the mainstream press didn't give the scene much attention.
'Under-achievers' they sneered, leaving the likes of Sarah Records to do their own thing. Yet here we are, two decades on, and the indie pop sound looms larger than ever with countless new groups picking up the torch.
Amelia Fletcher (OBE, no less) is one of the scene's staple figures, having worked with Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, The Tender Trap and more.
Pairing up with Rob Pursey, the pair form promising new duo The Catenary Wires. Upcoming mini-album 'Red Red Skies' is the duo's first document, a sweet, innocent return featuring some pared down melodic hymnals.
Clash is able to premiere 'Intravenous' and it's a beautiful introduction. Seemingly written during the winter, there's a warm, comforting feel to the simple arrangement.
The lyrics deal with the co-dependency of love, yet amidst the blissful romance there's something a little suffocating.
Check it out now.
'Red Red Skies' will be released on June 1st. Catch The Catenary Wires at the following shows:
3 Cardiff The Gate, Wales Goes Pop! Festival
4 Bristol Cafe Kino, with The Charlie Tipper Experiment
16 London Big Pink Cake at the Betsey Trotwood
5 London How Does It Feel?, Canterbury Arms
13 Congleton Going Up The Country Festival
20 Bexhill-On-Sea instore at Music's Not Dead record shop. Afternoon
20 Lewes Con Club, Matinee Recordings night, with The Popguns and Lovejoy
4 Tenterden The Barrel House, Woolly Fringe Festival
25/26 Indietracks Festival, Midlands Railway Centre, Alfreton