THE SCHOOL - Loveless Unbeliever (Digipak CD)
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
(Original 2010 version). After singles 'Let It Slip' and 'All I Wanna Do', the moment arrived for their presentation to society - after appearing on ROUGH TRADE's best of the year compilation, and being hired by SLUMBERLAND RECORDS to share a single with GEORGE WASHINGTON BROWN, various BBC sessions and having their music included in adverts, TV series and movies in different countries - the moment definitely arrived for this Cardiff band!
'Loveless Unbeliever' is an album that fans of CAMERA OBSCURA, THE PIPETTES and BELLE & SEBASTIAN have waited so impatiently for - an album with the same sense of melody as THE RONETTES, the youthful irreverence that the marvellous Grease soundtrack boasted, the imaginative arrangements of greats like PHIL SPECTOR or JACK NITZSCHE, all updated with an impressive vision.
Liz and company have made one of those albums where all of the songs are definite hits, where listening is agile and so ephemeral, and the euphoria it creates is so great we are totally incapable of taking the CD out of the stereo, so that we can keep listening to its intoxicating essence. With the cherry on top that Ian Catt (SAINT ETIENNE, TREMBLING BLUE STARS, THE FIELD MICE, SHAMPOO, THE BOO RADLEYS) has given them, they were able to assimilate the whole pop tradition and reproduce it with their own personality, mastery and inspiration.
This is definitively a disc that confirms them as the latest example to follow in the pop music scene that matters, direct heirs of the girl-groups from the 60s (THE SHIRELLES, THE MARVELETTES, THE SUPREMES) and the ambassadors of the best melodies and most unforgettable choruses, with that elegance so suited to the best Scottish pop. Huge, starting right now.
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