Last month I got all slushy, mushy, gushy and any other romanticized ‘…shy’ type words that may be eluding me at present, over a brief, but nonetheless brilliant, three track EP from South London’s newest purveyors of 80/90’s retro indie/jangle-pop, The Hannah Barberas (see review here).
A month later and with the minimum of fuss and fanfare some of the members of HB have slipped a 5 track debut EP onto Bandcamp from their other band, The Postcards (although I could have sworn I saw these in London in the late 2000’s, it could have been that I was drunk, so perhaps I am wrong about the debut thing?) which is equally as meritorious, although somewhat aesthetically different.
The other stylistic variation to the HB’s work is that much of this EP appears to be the works of the ‘lovelorn’ as opposed to delivering any social comment, with the quite superlative Golden Boy being the lyrical equivalent of The Undertones My Perfect Cousin, but replacing the subject matter of their jealous scorn towards the ex-partners latest ‘perfect beau’. It is a track full of sardonic spite, resentment and resigned acceptance of defeat in love and is the subject matter of the much of the EP.
The Postcards, whether an old or new band, really deserve a lot of recognition for this EP and hopefully will have plenty more new, or lost tracks they can also sneak onto Bandcamp!