Pink Records 1985. PINKY5
While it’s true that the June Brides were as successful as they were partly because they were one of the first jangly indie bands, they also made some fine records, of which this is one. They were very much associated with Creation in their early days, although never recorded for the label – too obvious apparently. Main man Phil Wilson went on to record solo material for the label though. They supported the Smiths because Morrissey loved them and they were, for a while, darlings of the music press.
This was their only album and it’s very short, much like their career, but never mind the width, feel the quality. As I say endlessly on this blog, it’s the songwriting which really shines, and for some reason I’m a total sucker for indiepop songs with trumpet parts, which this has lots of.
The band have jumped on the indiepop revival bandwagon and have reformed. I have no idea whether their new stuff is any good (it’s well reviewed), but you can get it here.