Monday 11 June 2012
334 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S102HW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44-(0)114-275 2288
with Standard Fare & The Sweet Nothings
The Harley, Mon 11th June
Tickets £5 adv - www.wegottickets.com
Ahead of releasing their Bacharach-esque new LP, we are delighted to bring Cardiff's finest popsters to Sheffield. Combining such influences as indie-pop and the brightest shimmering 60's productions, THE SCHOOL's style is a Brit version of sunshine pop with moments of light and shadow, the kind of infectious, hyper-melodic pop you can simultaneously cry and dance to. Sophisticated, happy songs, with a little melancholy thrown in them, inspired by THE BEACH BOYS (and the fantastic AMERICAN SPRING, produced by Brian Wilson), THE BEATLES, Phil Spector and girl bands from the 60's. Not forgetting, of course, other current bands with whom they share references and tastes, bands that also wrap their sweet melodies in wonderful keyboard and string arrangements, bands like BELLE & SEBASTIAN, SATURDAY LOOKS GOOD TO ME, CAMERA OBSCURA, Jim Noir, LUCKY SOUL, THE BRUNETTES or LITTLE MY.
In a year where indiepop records are coming thick and fast, Standard Fare set the standard (sorry, pun intended) right at the top to kick things off with their terrific second long-player Out of Sight, Out of Town. As ever, it is a delight to be able to put on one of our very favourite bands.
The Sweet Nothings
You already know who The Sweet Nothings are right? They're that Sheffield band that make the noisy but twinkly popsongs about accounting and socialism. They're dead good. You'll really like em.