– Sportique – In Session for John Peel – June 10, 1998 – BBC Radio 1 –
If the name Sportique doesn’t ring any bells right away, don’t worry – part of the experimental/underground Indie scene since the late 1970s, Sportique evolved out of several other Indie bands active at the time, but with the difference of mixing up many different influences and cultivating a new and different direction. Fronted (for a time) by Amelia Fletcher on keyboards, who was also heavily involved in the bands Heavenly, Tululah Gosh, Tender Trap and several others. The band recorded three albums during their tenure from 1997 until 2002. None of their albums were issued in the U.S. – and even though they are considered highly influential among Indie bands of the 90s, they are virtually unknown, this side of the Atlantic.
This session, for John Peel was aired on June 10, 1998 and was one of two sessions the band did during their time together.
If you’re familiar with Sportique, you are no doubt a fan. If you aren’t, you might want to hit the play button and check them out. And just under 11 minutes is a good start.