THE SCHOOL - Loveless Unbeliever (12" Green Vinyl Elefant 25th Anniversary Reissue)
01 Let It Slip
02 Is He Really Coming Home?
04 I Want You Back
05 Is It True?
06 I Love Everything
07 Can't Understand
08 The One Who Left Me
09 Hoping And Praying
10 Summer's Here
12 All I Wanna Do
13 I Don't Believe In Love
14 Can You Feel It?
15 Tell Me
Continuing with our planned re-releases in honour of Elefant Record’s 25th anniversary, this time we have the debut album of Wales’ THE SCHOOL, whose 'Loveless Unbeliever' will be re-released as a 500-copy limited-edition vinyl, changing the red colour for green on both for the album cover and vinyl.
In 2010 THE SCHOOL were already one of the most promising new groups. With two magnificent singles 'All I Wanna Do' and 'Let It Slip' in 2008, they caught the attention of fans of THE PIPETTES, CAMERA OBSCURA and LUCKY SOUL, and the arrival of their first full-length was anxiously awaited.
And when the album arrived in stores, it confirmed what those singles promised - ultra-melodic songs, agile and deliciously pop arrangements, chu-chu-ruchus and para-papas, prodigious wind instruments, and heavy echoes of the girl-groups of the sixties that we love so much.
With the production work of the still totally essential Ian Catt (SAINT ETIENNE, TREMBLING BLUE STARS, THE FIELD MICE, SHAMPOO, THE BOO RADLEYS…), the group from Cardiff give us songs like 'Valentine', 'Is He Really Coming Home?', 'I Want You Back' and 'Hoping And Praying', which we were already saying were going to become an irresistible part of an unforgettable repertoire.
This limited re-release also features two extra songs: 'Tell Me' (from the compilation 'Space Escapade (Aventura Espacial) Unit 1 - Destination: Pluto Sector 68)' and 'Can You Feel It?' (B-side of the 'Hoping And Praying' digital single which was released after the album).
Maybe enough time hasn’t passed yet for us to realise how great 'Loveless Unbeliever' really is - an album that made it half-way around the world, included in hundreds of best-of lists of the year, mentioned and collected by some of the most prestigious media and personalities in the music world. Listening to it again definitely comforts and stretches the echoes of its memory, where its songs continue to grow, day by day.