The School (British band)

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The School
Origin Cardiff, Wales
Genres pop
Years active 2007-present
Labels Elefant Records
Associated acts The Loves
The Voluntary Butler Scheme
Little My
Lucky Delucci
Members Liz Hunt
Ryan Cox
Steph Doble
Harri Davidson
Fran Dimech
Kay Russant
Joel Rees
Andy Regan

The School are an indiepop group based in Cardiff, Wales.

Formed in 2007, the band signed with Spanish label Elefant Records, after playing only 4 live shows, supporting Saturday Looks Good to Me.[1]

Their sound owes heavily to 1960s influences such as The Beach Boys and girl groups such as The Ronnettes and The Shangri-Las, along with more recent indiepop acts Camera Obscura and Lucky Soul.

Debut double A-Sided single "All I Wanna Do"/"Valentine" was released on limited edition bubblegum pink vinyl in February 2008, followed by the Let It Slip EP in June. "And Suddenly" (Left Banke cover) was released in August on Slumberland Records, as a split single with George Washington Brown.

The band's debut album Loveless Unbeliever was released on 31 May 2010, produced by Ian Catt.[2]

The band is expected to release a new album in 2014.[3]



  • "All I Wanna Do"/"Valentine" (Elefant Records, 2008)
  • "Let It Slip EP" (Elefant Records, 2008)


  • Loveless Unbeliever (Elefant Records, 2010)
  • Reading Too Much Into Things Like Everything (Elefant Records, 2012)


  • Happy New Year (Elefant Records, 2007, contains "Kiss You in The Snow")
  • Un Cuestion De Sexo Soundtrack (Song BMG, 2008, contains "Let It Slip")
  • Counter Culture 08 (Rough Trade Shops, 2009, contains "All I Wanna Do")
  • Searching for the Now 6 (Slumberland Records, 2009, contains "And Suddenly")
  • Yo, También Soundtrack (Elefant Records, 2009, contains "I Don't Believe in Love" and "Kiss You in the Snow")
  • Play Some Pool, Skip Some School, Act Real Cool - Bruce Springsteen Tribute (Where It's At Is Where You Are, 2009, contains "Hungry Heart")
  • Indiepop09 (Rough Trade Shops, released 9 November 2009, contains "And Suddenly")
  • "12 Days of Christmas" (Bubblewrap Records, 2009, contains "Drummer Boy")


  1. ^ "The School biography". Elefant Records. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "How to buy our debut album". The School Blog. 5 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Happy New Year!!". The School Blog. 2 January 2014. 

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