The Noyelle Beat
Standard Fare may be named after a sign spotted on a bus, but the effect is anything but pedestrian these Sheffield indie poppers are the kind of band whose name you'd happily scrawl on the cover of your school exercise book. A power trio comprising Emma Kupa, Danny How and Andy Beswick, they're set to release their debut album. Recorded in six days with an indie aesthetic that would have made John Peel proud, the album is named for a formative period in the band's development when they travelled across the channel to play at a festival in Noyelles Sous Lens, France. "It was where we felt our sound came together," says drummer Danny How. Every track is loaded with rocking melodic hooks that could make Standard Fare this year's Los Campesinos!