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Buffalo Bar, 11 Windsor Place, Cardiff CF10 3BR Tel: 029 2031 0312
THE SCHOOL are a 7-piece indiepop from Cardiff along the lines of Camera Obscura, Lucky Soul, The Ronettes and Belle & Sebastian.
The School signed to legendary Spanish label Elefant Records after playing only 4 shows, and have since been recording their debut album with Ian Catt (Saint Etienne/Stars/The Field Mice/Shampoo).
The band was soon appearing in prediction lists including Pitchfork who featured early demos and videos, Under the Radar, AllMusic and Plan B, who also featured a demo track on a covermount CD.
The School have toured the UK, Sweden, Spain and Italy, performed at Latitude, IndieTracks, Murcia Sound and Swn festivals, and have just come back from a UK tour supporting The Boy Least Likely To. They've also appeared in session for Tom Robinson, Marc Riley and Bethan Elfyn.
EP Let It Slip reached no. 27 in the UK Independent Singles Charts, and achieved Single of the Week on 6Music's Breakfast Show, Q Radio and various internet stations.
'Valentine' has recently been used on a South Korean advert for an LG fridge, hit Canadian teen drama 'Degrassi', and can currently be heard on a primetime ITV advert for the new series of 'Kingdom' with Stephen Fry. 'Let It Slip' appeared on the soundtrack for popular Spanish TV series 'Un Cuestion De Sexo' which was then released by Sony BMG.
'I Don't Believe in Love' and 'Kiss You in the Snow' will also appear later this year on 'Yo Tambien' ('Me Too'), a Spanish film starring Pablo Pineda, the first European with Down Syndrome to receive a university degree.
Their debut album will be released on Elefant Records in October 09.
"The joint best Welsh pop band EVER" - Adam Walton, Radio Wales
"a swaying, winsome tune with 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
"Perhaps I’m only revealing my own roots in C86 when I talk about how much I adore this, but it’s on pink vinyl!" - Everett True, The Village Voice
"infectious, hyper-melodic pop you can simultaneously cry and dance to" - Rough Trade