Amelia Fletcher chats to ClashMusic

Amelia Fletcher has revealed that Talulah Gosh and Heavenly re-issue projects are in the pipeline.

Amelia Fletcher has fought the good fight for more than two decades. Helping form Talulah Gosh as a teenager, the band's mixture of feminine charm and ramshackle indie pop endeared them to a close knit bunch of fans.

Later working with Heavenly, Amelia Fletcher earned the honour of being signed to K Records and Sarah at the same time.

Now working with Tender Trap, the singer chatted to ClashMusic on the phone recently and revealed that a retrospective is in the works. Asked if she had ever thought about a career spanning box set, the singer laughed and replied:

"No. Although, partly because those are bands with lots of different people. To be honest I did think of it! (laughs) But because the bands have been with lots of different people and they haven’t always been my bands I don’t think it’s appropriate somehow. We’ve got a Talulah Gosh compilation CD which is kind of the everything of Talulah Gosh coming out on Damaged Goods next year. I think we may then follow that up with a Heavenly Best Of, but that’s in the pipeline."

Talulah Gosh and Heavenly are both regularly name-checked by new groups, with the likes of Vivian Girls and The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart being effusive in their praise. Conversely, the new breed of indie pop acts have helped inspire Amelia Fletcher to get writing.

"I think one of the reasons that the last album was a bit of a return to form was that we saw The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart doing really well with the kind of music that we thought we knew how to play. Maybe we should actually go back and do the stuff that we actually really, really love and that we actually know how to do!"

"I guess got re-inspired by hearing those bands. I feel excited again. I hadn’t been that excited about music for a while but like last year there were such amazing albums out that it just got me really, really excited about indie again. You want to write songs when you’re excited about music really."

Read the full interview HERE.
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