Talulah Gosh – Talulah Gosh

If your thesis on the evolution of indie pop needs a good starting point perhaps Talulah Gosh can be of help. They may have only existed for 2 short years but their influence was profound. Apart from their lo-fi harmonious pop nuggets the ashes from the bands break-up in 1988 would form the fulcrum for the heavyweights of the early indie pop scene Heavenly. Talulah Gosh took their name from an NME headline for a Claire Grogan (Altered Images) interview and supposedly met when 2 of the band turned up to a gig in Oxford both wearing Pastels badges. So far so well, er, twee but none of these events would have counted were it not for the music that ensued. ‘Talulah Gosh’ was the bands 3rd single and came out in 1987 on Sarah Records (!). It’s an ecstatic piece of pop, shorn of chart friendly rhythms but imbued with a joie de vivre that should appeal to anyone in love with the Swedish label Labrador who continue to carry the torch for the indie pop genre. KD

Talulah Gosh – Talulah Gosh

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Year: 1987

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