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Tender Trap - Language Lessons

  by Anthony Strutt

published: 20 / 11 / 2005

Tender Trap - Language Lessons
Label: Matinee Recordings
Format: CDS


Near perfect new EP from Tender Trap, the current band of ex-Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Marine Research singer Amelia Fletcher, who has returned to music after taking some time out to have a baby

Tender Trap return after front woman Amelia Fletcher took some time out from music to have a baby. 'Talking Backwards' is perky and upbeat and full of happiness, but surprisingly, considering Amelia's background in 80's and 90's indie pop as the singer with Talulah Gosh, Heavenly and Marine Research, isn't too twee either. It features good harmonies and has solid song progression. 'Unputdownable' is an Americana number in a commercial Throwing Muses kind of way, while 'Friendster' is 50's in style and can be sung-a-long too. 'Cómo Te Llamas?' sounds like a mix between Kim Wilde's 'Kids in America' and early disco new wave Blondie. It is possibly the best track here, but the whole of this EP, which preludes 'Talking Backwards', Tender Trap's second album which is due out in the New Year, is pretty much near perfect. Welcome home ,Amelia !

Track Listing:-
1 Talking Backwards
2 Unputdownable
3 Friendster
4 Como Te Llamas?

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