Yesterday afternoon, a missve landed in the Chips inbox from the all-powerful Indietracks press team. And, lo, it did say that Love is All and The Pooh Sticks are confirmed as headliners for the Ripley festival. Amen.
The Pooh Sticks have reformed 'specially for Indietracks, which is nice. Forming in the late 80s, the Swansea band started out by using ramshackle pop charm to lighten up the indie scene, it says here. Their debut single 'On Tape' gently mocked obsessive indie fans and was followed by a box set of one-sided 7" singles featuring the track 'I Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who Knows Alan McGee Quite Well'. In the '90s, the band released a series of well-received albums with a more expansive power pop direction, according to the vast Indietracks machine.
YOU HAVE BEEN TOLD.