all-girl mid 80s flying nun outfit featuring wendy kjestrup, jenny renals, donna savage, robyn tearle, elizabeth leyland and gill moon. i picked up the ep (their sole new zealand release) recently and was suprised by the almost amateur approach of their musicianship.
though full of songs, they seem to have had a loose, unfocused style of playing – which featured synth textures over top of the usual guitar and drums approach. they eventually relocated to england and released a far more acclaimed, and apparantly quite excellent follow up ep ‘arriving late in torn and filthy jeans’ and the 1990 album ‘all hail the daffodil’.
picks in bold
- lost persons area [1987 flying nun FN073]
- arriving late in torn and filthy jeans ep [1989 utility UTIL7]
- all hail the daffodil [1991 la-di-da LDD016]
- secret girl’s business [2001 global routes]