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Re: The School

Post by lizlove » Fri Mar 05, 2010 15:28

cool thanks. yeah we should be coming to France in the summer fingers crossed x

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Re: The School

Post by Jangloid Mark » Sat Mar 06, 2010 09:03

Anyone else coming to The School/Allo Darlin'/Pagan Wangerer Lu in Cardiff tonight? I'm leaving soon, so, won't see any replies to this until tomorrow, but, if anyone else is, feel free to come over and say hello...
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Re: The School

Post by linus » Sat Mar 06, 2010 09:23

how will they know who you are, mark (if they haven't met you before)? wear a big carnation

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Re: The School

Post by Jangloid Mark » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:19

fogofideas wrote:how will they know who you are, mark (if they haven't met you before)? wear a big carnation
Well, when I went to the end of Bowlie party, everyone seemed to know who I was. Also, my Facebook is public, so, people can see photos of me there....
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Re: The School

Post by RITH » Mon Mar 15, 2010 07:54

Did anyone get the album this weekend? Please tell me about it!

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Post by Colin » Mon Mar 15, 2010 09:43

I did! It's ace. If you've been following them up until now you'll already know some of the songs from the Let It Slip EP and the singles but there's a fair amount of new stuff. It's very 60s girl groupy, which is a good thing as far as I'm concerned. I've only had a chance to listen to it a couple of times but it sounded great.

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Re: The School

Post by ian » Mon Mar 15, 2010 13:42

I can't wait to get this!
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Re: The School

Post by feeling sinister » Mon Mar 15, 2010 19:26

Hey, was wondering if anyone was going to see the gig in Newcastle tonight?

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Re: The School

Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Mar 15, 2010 20:04

i've been alternating the school's album with the allo, darlin' album all day today, they're both amazing! i only had one school single beforehand so i'm really enjoying having proper copies of all these songs.

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Re: The School

Post by crystalball » Mon Mar 15, 2010 23:04

Aw, the School were amazing in Sheffield the other night. They are so delicate and shimmery and I fall more in love every time I see them. 'All I Wanna Do' hasn't left my mental jukebox since last week. <3 <3

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Re: The School

Post by RITH » Tue Mar 16, 2010 06:59

lynsosaurus wrote:i've been alternating the school's album with the allo, darlin' album all day today, they're both amazing!
And both albums won't be for sale for ages still. Not fair!

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Re: The School

Post by shaved head thrills » Fri Mar 19, 2010 05:13

Ahh! I want to here the album so badly!!! I had let it slip on for quite some time today over and over!
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Re: The School

Post by sweepingthenation » Tue Mar 23, 2010 17:11

Nice of him to eventually remember what he's chosen to write about: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/ma ... the-school

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Re: The School

Post by bartblueboy » Tue Mar 23, 2010 18:38

It's great to see the School being featured in the Guardian, but I'm not overly keen on the way these articles are written.
Paul Lester has a knack of starting out quite positive and then always ending with something in which he belittles the bands he is writing about, especially if these bands are in any way "indie" in the true (old sense) of the word.
Why can't he just admit that the School are a pretty fab popband ! Their version of "and suddenly" even betters the original by the Left Banke in my opinion.
The Veronica Falls article was even worse ...

Why are journalists always scared of being unashamedly enthusiastic about things nowadays ? Is it because that is not considered to be "cool" ?
I don't give a hoot about being cool ! If I love something passionately I will say so !
And I would love to find the same enthusiasm in the things I read !
If you are not really passionate about something, why write about it ?!

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Re: The School

Post by a layer of chips » Thu Mar 25, 2010 12:51

Here's the video for the new single. It's very pretty.


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Re: The School

Post by indiansummer » Thu Mar 25, 2010 13:14

bartblueboy wrote:Paul Lester has a knack of starting out quite positive and then always ending with something in which he belittles the bands he is writing about, especially if these bands are in any way "indie" in the true (old sense) of the word.
I don't think that's true to be honest; i think that's just the way they write about all bands. Can't really see how he's belittled the band - he's just said they're a bit of a one-trick pony... and he's not wrong really, but personally i really really like the trick that The School pull off, so it's all good. Nice as it is when they can cover a wide range of influences and make it work, most bands just do one type of thing - the point is surely to do it really, really well, no? Or just be fun. Or something. See also: the Ramones. I'm getting a bit lost in my own point here.
Why are journalists always scared of being unashamedly enthusiastic about things nowadays ? Is it because that is not considered to be "cool" ?
I don't give a hoot about being cool ! If I love something passionately I will say so !
And I would love to find the same enthusiasm in the things I read !
If you are not really passionate about something, why write about it ?!
Journalists can't win though, can they? If they write with the rabid, unreserved enthusiasm of the discerning music fan then they're accused of overhype. If he'd just written about how amazing The School are, then he'd probably receive loads of responses saying 'don't they just do the same thing over and over again?' or 'no they're not'. Surely he's just trying to pre-empt the criticisms whilst enthusing about what he likes about the band?

I'm no huge fan of the graun's music critics, but i really don't think he's done anything especially wrong here. Except for maybe writing a lengthy (dull) paragraph about the label in an article ostensibly about the band. That bit feels a bit forced to me.

Basically i think his enthusiasm is pretty clear, although it's also a bit tempered by the knowledge that not all of his readership will be so easily swayed by an argument along the lines of 'it's indiepop and i think it's ace'.

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Re: The School

Post by linus » Thu Mar 25, 2010 13:17

bartblueboy wrote:If you are not really passionate about something, why write about it ?!
well, he's getting paid for it, he gets his records for free and somebody pays him by the word- he's, in essence, scum

even if he's a lovely bloke and his kids love him, any enthusiasm or passion he had for music has long since waned because what he's doing know is just a job, a means of paying the mortgage

his slightly sneery tone, his 'been there, done that' attitude is synonymous with that type of lifestyle feature

a cribsheet for people who like to have pre-formed well rehearsed opinions at the ready just so they can (in their heads) trounce anyone who shows the slightest bit of enthusiasm for anything- he's providing a service to people like that, people who like to make other people's lives slightly less joyless

I'm sure it's the sort of criticism that could be aimed at me from time to time when I'm banging on but the difference is I just arse around on a messageboard and hope that nobody takes it too seriously, this twannet gets to parade his twattery around like a mobile jumble sale of barely formed and informed ideas

'ooh, look at me! I can reference mike alway and quote from a shit music paper I used to write for... I'm championing new bands by telling you not to bother because my life is shit and so should yours be'

and then he probably has a little bicycle horn that he honks

and then he looks terribly pleased with himself and waits for his cheque

idiot

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Re: The School

Post by Wheatabeat » Thu Mar 25, 2010 13:19

"All I Wanna Do"; A wonderful amalgamtion of the Eastenders Theme tune, Kirsty McCall's "They Don't Know About Us" and The Divine Comedy's "Everybody Knows (That I Love You)".

Dang thems some good influences.
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Re: The School

Post by Uncle Ants » Thu Mar 25, 2010 13:26

Wheatabeat wrote:"All I Wanna Do"; A wonderful amalgamtion of the Eastenders Theme tune, Kirsty McCall's "They Don't Know About Us" and The Divine Comedy's "Everybody Knows (That I Love You)".

Dang thems some good influences.
And a pretty impressive summary. I like The School ... I like that they sound like Tracy Ullman.
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Re: The School

Post by humblebee » Thu Mar 25, 2010 13:39

Not sure how The School qualify as a new band, exactly, but I guess we've seen worse.

Heh heh. "Shoe-in".

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