the fourth element of this year's 7777777 singles club is out TODAY!
yes, SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMER
THE SCHOOL are a pop band from Cardiff. Their debut album 'Loveless Unbeliever' was released in 2010 on legendary label Elefant Records, produced by Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, The Field Mice).
The album appeared in over 70 'Best of 2010' lists, 6Music's Album of the Day, Rough Trade's Album of the Week and Radio Nowhere's Album of the Year. Adam Walton declared it his "favourite Welsh pop album of all time". Molly Ringwald is also a fan.
In 2011 the band were nominated for 'Best International Artist' at the Spanish Independent Music Awards, and they performed a live TV concert for 'Los Conciertos De Radio 3' (TVE).
Second album 'Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything' was released in May 2012, produced by David Wrench (Euros Childs, Everything Everything, Bat For Lashes). Dave Rowntree from Blur said he bought it.
Everett True asked “could this be the best pop song of 2012?” of single ‘Never Thought I’d See The Day’ and declared ‘Reading Too Much..’ his 2nd favourite album of the year, only behind Dexys.
The band will release their 3rd album on Elefant Records in 2014
" some of the Phil Spector lushness of Lucky Soul, the Belle & Sebastian-style modesty of Camera Obscura, and the airy, girl-group vocals of both" - Pitchfork
The picture disc is illustrated by Andy Hart