The Pastels Tractor Indie Pop C86 White T-Shirt
Green Slime presents The Pastels Tractor Indie Pop C86 White T-Shirt. Truckin’ on down to The Pastels.
The Pastels are an indie rock group from Glasgow formed in 1981. They were a key act of the Scottish and British independent music scenes of the 1980s, and are specifically credited for the development of an independent and confident music scene in Glasgow.
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Perhaps the most iconic of all twee acts, Scottish institution The Pastels were formed by Stephen McRobbie and Aggi Wright who'd both fleetingly been in early incarnations of the Shop Assistants. From their earliest singles were published on a variety of labels including Whaam!, Creation, and Glass Records, and all had a raw and immediate sound, melodic and amateur, which seemed at odds with the time.
Where most C86-era bands bashed songs out at a furious rate, The Pastels were always unafraid of heart-on-sleeve sentimentality and mid-tempo balladry; and, over the next 20-odd years, they'd grow slower and prettier with each increasingly-scarce release.
Despite their contrarian musical approach, they soon enjoyed an emerging fanzine culture identified with the group's sound and image, and slowly started to influence a new wave of groups, as well as gathering the attention of NME and other UK media.