The School - Never Thought I'd See The Day

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It's a Monday and not your normal Monday either, the weekend after half the nation were happy being plastic Paddy's celebrating St Patrick's Day on Saturday and then wearily treating their Mum's to Mother's Day lunch on Sunday. I can therefore imagine there are a few aching limbs in the workplace today, so what better medicine than to spend three minutes of your afternoon with a gorgeous, uplifting track that will add some real zest to the rest of your day...

'Never Thought I'd See The Day' is the newest single by Cardiff eight piece (that's got to lead to some rather interesting stage arrangements) The School, the lead track from their forthcoming double a side release (expanded to an EP with two covers) due March 26th via Elefant Records and it's absolutely glorious too, a beautiful bright melody that's nothing but addictive driven by whirring keys, uplifting drums and Liz Hunt's lovely, pure vocals. There's something for fans of Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura et al for sure, with 60's girl group references through its joyously British indie-pop core, 'Never Thought I'd See The Day'  is a catchy, sunshine number that will have you make you want to tap your feet and wish you were sitting in a beer garden with friends.

If you're still here you'll be happy to hear that The School's second album 'Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything' is due (according to their label) imminently and is a collection of songs even more impeccable than 2010's debut 'Loveless Unbeliever'. Exciting news then...