The final instalment this week from the Indietracks Compilations sees us arrive at 2016 and a band from Barcelona.

mp3: Jessica and The Fletchers – Marble Fountain

Info is hard to come by, but I’ve been able to establish that the four-piece combo, who clearly have a great love for everything from the C86 era, consist of Jane Wildson (vocals, guitar), Antoni Amaya (keyboards/backing vocals), Aitor Bigas (bass) and Sonia Montoya (drums). 

Marble Fountain was one half of a double-A single, released in 2016 on the UK-based indie label, Market Square Records, with the other track being Crystal Tears.  Both songs were composed by Antoni Amaya. This was a year after their debut album, Connecting People, came out on the Barcelona label, Discos de Kirlian.  It must be up there for an nomination in the shortest running debut LP, with its ten tracks last a little over seventeen-and-a-half minutes. Here’s a couple of its tracks:-

mp3: Jessica and The Fletchers – My Blue Jumper
mp3: Jessica and The Fletchers – Jane’s Song

Also in 2015, the band had been one half of a split single on a Madrid-based label, Discos Walden.  The title of this one appealled to me:-

mp3: Jessica and The Fletchers – Mis Amigos Odian Talulah Gosh

I don’t know any Spanish, but I believe the translation is ‘My Friends Hate Talulah Gosh’.

Oh, and please don’t mix up today’s band with The Jessica Fletchers, a Norwegian indie-pop band who released four albums between 1997 and 2007