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Standard Fare - Huw Stephens Session 01.07.10

  by Dave Goodwin

published: 19 / 1 / 2024

Standard Fare - Huw Stephens Session 01.07.10
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Dave Goodwin enjoys a 2010 radio session from Derbyshire indie pop trio Standard Fare, who are the latest band to get the beautiful Precious Recordings treatment for a vinyl re-release.

The label Precious Recordings of London is currently dishing out a line of classic BBC radio sessions in lovingly curated vinyl packages with exclusive sleeve notes and pictures. They used to be on 7in records but the newer ones are, amazingly, formatted on 10in vinyl for your musical appreciation. The lovely package I have in front of me is a Huw Stephens Session from 2010 by the Sheffield-based three-piece Standard Fare, an indie band who set the scene alight for a few years before amicably going their separate ways. Emma Kupa, Danny How, and Andy Beswick were all from north Derbyshire and moved base around the corner to Yellow Arch Studios in Sheffield in 2007. Their band Standard Fare were named after a sign Emma saw on a bus in Newcastle. They dished out a mixture of soft rock and punk, in a way continuing the sounds of the C86 era. They got their first national radio play a year later, again on Stephens’s BBC show, and in 2010 they released their debut album ‘The Noyelle Beat’ after signing with the Manchester-based label Melodic. A second album, ‘Out Of Sight, Out Of Town’, was released the following year. Shortly after that release, the band called time on the whole project, while remaining good friends. Emma Kupa excelled as one of the indie scene's biggest talents in Mammoth Penguins, the Hayman Kupa Band and her own solo projects. This session features versions of Standard Fare’s debut single ‘Dancing’, plus three more from their repertoire including the indie classic “Philadelphia”. This Precious release includes a set of five postcards, free download codes and sleeve notes from the group. Check out the website for Precious Recordings of London because they do have some great stuff on there – especially little gems like this: wonderful insights into each band at a very specific time in their progression. Marvellous!

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Standard Fare - Huw Stephens Session 01.07.10

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