Tracey Thorn did some amazing stuff pre-Everything but the Girl.
Early EbtG were great too
Shop Assistants were an indie pop band from Edinburgh, Scotland, formed in 1984, initially as Buba & The Shop Assistants
Great tune from Factory Record's funksters ACR:
They produced many gems IMO. This is one of their more accessible.
Loop in McGonagles with Therapy? Amazing. 1990.
I love In The Pines, great little lo-fi record they made in a wool shed. They spent more on drink during the sessions than they did recording the album.
There's a huge amount of brilliant bands from the 80's.
These guys were something special:
Certainly where, or are? not strictly 80's still.......