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February 9, 2010, 9:01 am
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Standard Fare
The Noyelle Beat

[Melodic / Thee Sheffield Phonographic Corporation; March 29, 2009]

With a mother who once was a member of ’80s punks Poison Girls, Emma Kupa was arguably born into the role she now takes as bassist and singer for Sheffield-based indie power-pop newcomers Standard Fare. She shares the vocal duties with guitarist Danny How and drummer Andy Beswick completes the trio, who take their unassuming name from bus signage. Debut album The Noyelle Beat is named after French town Noyelles-sous-Lens, near Lille, where they played a particularly good set at a festival (“It was where we felt our sound came together,” says Danny), and it’s main preoccupations are relationships and friendships. Recent single ‘Fifteen’ is a perfect example; a tale of attraction to an underage youngster, it conjures up a plethora of adjectives from ‘perky’ and ‘infectious’ to the old-faithful ‘jangly’. Fans of The Long Blondes and, going further back, Kenickie, will most likely love this.

01 Love Doesn’t Just Stop
02 Nuit Avec Une Amie
03 Philadelphia
04 Wrong Kind Of Trouble
05 Fifteen
06 Let’s Get Back Together
07 Secret Little Sweetheart
08 I Know It’s Hard
09 Married
10 Edges & Corners
11 Dancing
12 Be In To Us
13 Wow

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