Sometimes indie-pop was the new quiet
I never knew quite how much I loved Felt, brainchild of the enigmatic Lawrence. They made albums I wanted to love, but too often felt all of a sameness. Still, the one thing they did was quite magical - and this song for me captures them at their best.
An American transplanted to the UK, Heidi Berry was signed to Creation, then 4AD, and more of a folk singer than an indie-rocker, she sang beautiful ethereal songs which seemed to fit in no particular genre. She now teaches songwriting at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music, and still performs occasionally.