You know you're an indiepop legend when the likes of Kip Berman start namechecking you, and of course Amelia Fletcher and her Tender Trap fit into that category nicely.
Why? Because of singles like this, that's why. 'Fireworks' belongs in that cult teen drama that never seems to make its way onto telly these days. If they ever remake Grange Hill as a film, then Tender Trap should write the soundtrack, because they make me feel like I'm 17 again. Indeed, if Tender Trap had been around when I was 17 it might have saved a lot of embarrassment. Anyway, it's a fizzy little number alright.
I recognise the second song from Indietracks, but for the life of me I can't see it mentioned anywhere on the press release or cd case, so you'll have to trust me when I say it's a feisty piece of stop-start pop, with a woozy chorus that mentions roulette wheels. Answers on a postcard, please. Hang on! It's on their myspace page, and it's called 'Grand National'. SOLVED.
'Fireworks' is available as a download only. I think you'll be able to find where from at the Fortuna Pop! website.