Wednesday, 28 March 2012

The School - I Never Thought I'd See The Day


Single review by James M



Just as Britain experiences its annual early heat wave, The School return with their summery indiepop and brand new single ‘I Never Thought I’d See The Day’. Taken from their second album ‘Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything’ which is due out in the summer, it sees the Cardiff seven- piece picking up from where they left in fine form with 2010 debut ‘Loveless Unbeliever’. Not a lot has changed in truth, but that’s not a bad thing. It’s as charming and welcoming as you’d expect, the perfect tonic for those waiting for the next Camera Obscura or Belle & Sebastian album. 

You can almost picture singer Liz dancing herself into dizziness as she shares stories of modern romance against the backdrop of an organ which rushes through in what’s just 2 minutes and 30 seconds of pure bubblegum pop. ‘Loveless Unbeliever’ definitely paid tribute to girl groups of yesteryear such as The Ronettes and The Shangri-Las in parts, this single hints that the newer material could lean closer to that of contemporaries Those Dancing Days. Expect more fun and sunshine tunes come 14th May when the album is out and the weather is back to its old self.



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