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Sportique


Interviews


Interview (2003)

Sportique - Interview

Sportique is an indie pop supergroup, which includes in its line-up the Razorcuts Gregory Webster and Heavenly's Amelia Fletcher. The band chats to Anthony Strutt about their 3 albums together, and their different bands and solo projects


Reviews


Communiqué No. 9 (2003)


Socially conscious "spunky punky Buzzcocks influenced power pop" on third mini album from London 4 piece Sportique


Modern Museums (2002)


Breakneck paced second album from indie supergroup consisting of ex- members of the Razorcuts, Tallullah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and the Television Personalities that has to be taken with a pinch of salt."


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Television Personalities
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Amelia Fletcher
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Amelia Fletcher
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In the second part of our three part interview with Amelia Fletcher, she speaks to Anthony Strutt about breaking up her first band, indiepop group Talulah Gosh and forming her second group Heavenly, and her brief, disastrous career as a dance musician


Amelia Fletcher
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Razorcuts
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in the second part of our interview with the influential C86 band the Razorcuts, frontman Gregory Webster talks to Anthony Strutt about the group's eventual break-up, and why he has never been tempted to reform it


Razorcuts
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One of the most influential figures in indie pop, Amelia Fletcher has fronted various bands including Talulah Gosh and Heavenly. She speaks to Anthony Strutt , with fellow band members Rob Pursey and DJ Downfall ,about her new group, Tender Trap


Profiles

Television Personalities
Profile Television Personalities - Profile

With the first four Television Personalities LPs set for a reissue, Mark Rowland takes a look at their legacy


Live

Catenary Wires (1)
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Dixie Ernill finds indie veterans the Catenary Wires still cutting it live at Gullivers in Manchester.


Tender Trap
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Despite front woman Amelia Fletcher battling flu, Anthony Strutt sees Tender Trap play an infectious and summery set of indie pop at the 100 Club in London


Tender Trap
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John Clarkson finds the indiepop scene flourishing on a five band bill out on by club night and label How Does It Feel to Be Loved? and headlined by Tender Trap at the Brixton JAMM in London


Television Personalities
Barfly, London, 22/3/2006 Television Personalities - Barfly, London, 22/3/2006

At a busy night at the Barfly in London, Anthony Dhanendran watches the reformed Television Personalities play a sadly disappointing and shambolic show


Albums

Television Personalities
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Erick Mertz examines 'Beautiful Despair', a 'lost' Television Personalities from 1990, which has finally come out on Fire Records.


Heavenly
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New Pennyblackmusic writer Rachel Williams reflects on Oxford-based twee pop act Heavenly's dark 1993 'P.U.N.K. Girl EP'


Television Personalities
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All I remember about the first time I heard the Television Personalities is the vague sense of irritation I felt about the silliness of the song. It was 'Part Time Punks' from the 'Wanna Buy A Bridge'


Features

Competition
Television Personalities Television Personalities - Television Personalities

In our competition we have ten copies of a Television Personalities 23 song tribute album, 'All Those Times We Spent Together', from Canadian label The Beautiful Music to give away







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