With their lush indie-pop twee sound, THE SCHOOL are a much-welcomed guest at Norman Records. Their newest 7” promises the best for the future, and expresses exactly how we feel about the band. All I Want from You Is Everything, on white vinyl with only 500 pressings and about as many different instruments (not really), should be one of your summer’s hit singles!
Limited Vinyl 7" £5.49 ER334
Limited white vinyl 7" on Elefant. Edition of 500 numbered copies.
- Limited edition
- Includes download code
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9/10 SteveeeNash 22nd April 2015
The excellent School are back after a three year hiatus poised to release their forthcoming third album. In advance of this we are treated to a truly excellent new four track EP. Being a long term fan since their pre-Elefant Records demo days I have witnessed the gradual development in their Indiepop/Sixties influenced sound from a straightforward vocal and heavily keyboard driven sound to this EP, a fully formed wall of sound.
All I want from you is a full bodied late Fifties rock n roll classic, Liz's vocals are grittier now, adopting all manner of styles and moods but that just adds to the band's overall sound. Coated in a stomping beat, xylophone and a great echoey guitar lick that all support the swirly melody which lead us into some lovely harmonies to close.
The band cover a song by one of their long term friends Simon Love, it's heavy piano plonk is both girl group and bubble-gum pop in equal measures but Liz slows it down whispering before it slides into a wonderful bass scale break and then kicks into some heavy guitar before the closing section with glorious chimes and finger clicks. It's up and down, ambitious, almost four songs in one but works so well.
I will see you soon is classic School dancey track featuring yet more of that new grittier sound. The vocals, keys and guitar are all noticeably moving in a different gear, a gear with more bite which started to shine through on the second album.
The School are no stranger to the odd cover version but their cover here of the Everly's Crying in the rain will stop you in your tracks. Stripped down to minor chords, Liz totally changes the melody into a stunning Shangri-Las croon, all topped off with dark piano and strings, Shadow Morton could have produced it himself, it's magnificent.
The new album can't come soon enough......
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