Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Loves - Technicolour - 2006

The Loves are a Welsh indie pop group whose slinky, gritty, right-at-home-in-the-garage-style indie pop tunes give a nod to 1960s-era bands like the Velvet Underground and the Rolling Stones, not to mention more recent acts like Helen Love, the Aislers Set, and Saturday Looks Good to Me. Since its formation in 2000, the band has been made up of an ever-shifting cast of dozens of members, including the School's Liz Hunt; the band's core members as of 2009 included frontman Simon Love, Dan (bass), Jenna (vocals), Ed (keyboards), and Johnny (drums). The Loves' debut album, Love, came out on Track & Field Records in 2004; their sophomore effort, Technicolour, was released in 2007. An EP, One-Two-Three, came out in 2009; the Loves' third full-length, the appropriately titled Three, was also released that year. As the band neared the decade mark, the Loves decided the time was right to cease operations. The band began playing farewell shows throughout the U.K. in late 2010/early 2011 and ended on a high note with the release of its album, Love You, in January. -AMG