Erika Elizabeth played this monstrously hooked-filled 1992 charmer from Black Tambourine on her podcast recently and called it an “indie pop classic”. I was too busy consciously ignoring female-fronted C86/shoegaze-ish noise pop at the time to pay it any attention, but that makes discovering this stuff 20+ years later all the better.

This American band were something of a touchstone for the Slumberland generation to follow in their wake. I’m not sure the rep is fully earned, but then again, they aren’t all as amazing as this song is.



One of the best UK punk songs ever gets a workover (not really, more of a tribute) by noisy moderne C86 UK band THE FIREWORKS, whom we’ve written about here and in the mag before. If you move fast, you can reserve your space to buy this thing as a flexi (!).

Listen/purchase: Getting Nowhere Fast by The Fireworks