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HEAVENLY - A Bout De Heavenly: The Singles {Damaged Goods} Oh, this is rather lovely!! If you didn’t know, HEAVENLY was a jangly guitar, Indie-pop band outta Oxford, UK and rose from the ashes of TALULAH GOSH (a band Dam Good has also just reissued on a career spanning double album). Think CHUMBAWAMBA’s female lead guitar pop sound, PRIMITIVES and a splish of THE BREEDERS and you get an idea of the really rather wonderful guitar poptones on the 17 tracks here. Lots of highlights, especially if femme-lead guitar pop of the highest order is your thang but ‘P.U.N.K. Girl’, the fuzzy ‘Trophy Girlfriend’, a cover of THE JAM’s ‘Art School’ and the band’s debut ‘I Fell In Love Last Night’ all stand out but it’s ‘Atta Girl’ where the band peak. Great stuff throughout that tips its toes into Riot Grrl, Punk and Power Pop and emerges with a sound full of life, attitude and sublime songs. (13.05.21)
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HAKAN (2 reviews), HANGMEN, HARD FEELINGS, HARD SKIN, HARRINGTON SAINTS, HAWKWIND (3 reviews), HEAVY HEART (2 reviews), HERESY, HEWHOCANNOTBENAMED, HIGGINS AND THE MAGIC OF THE MARKET PLACE, HIP PRIESTS, HOLDOUT, HOLIDAY and THE HUSSY