<rant> WHY is there a "new" band called The Darling Buds. Think of something original will you Bower!! Eeejit. I think I'll start a band called The Beatles... I mean it's been a while since they released anything new. How do you think I'll get on? ;) </rant>
Aside from that... The Darling Buds produced some of the best indie pop you'll ever hear. Love them... and still crank "Pop Said" up nice and loud when I need cheering up.
Re-forming in the autumn, you say, ahead of a really rather likely booking for the following year's Indietracks? It's reassuring to see that they're still copying The Primitives after all these years. Tee hee.
My joint favourite band of the time along with The Sundays. I was fortunate to see them loads live and followed them up & down the UK, I think you'd call it 'stalking' these days. :) I seem to remember them starting out as support for Kitchens of Distinction, shortly to be followed by KoD supporting Darling Buds!
I later happened to find myself working with the bloke who designed all of their album & single covers - he's now working on gfx for computer games.
I remember almost passing out at a gig when I was pressed against the barriers at the front but refused to give up my prime spot. I almost touched her!!!
Praise be to Andrea & Harriet (Sundays) for keeping me out of the classing 80s & 90s crap.