The Loves

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The Loves
The Loves, 10 Dec 2017.jpg
The Loves, Dec 2017
Background information
OriginCardiff, Wales
GenresPop
Years active2000–2011
LabelsFortuna Pop!, Track and Field Records
Associated actsThe School (UK)
Zabrinski
Pocketbooks
Past membersSimon
Jenna
Jonny
Ed
Roger Gerard
Daniel
Alice
Danielle
Pnosni
Catrin
Dave
James
Daniel
Rhys
Anna
Phil
Liz
Rob
George
Andrew
Marc

The Loves were a heavily 1960s influenced pop band, formed in 2000 in Cardiff, Wales. Their debut album Love was released on Track and Field Records in 2004, but attracted generally hostile press coverage,[1] and was commercially unsuccessful. Recorded mostly by Simon Love alone, their second album Technicolour was released in 2007 on Fortuna Pop. The band recorded 4 Peel sessions between 2001 and 2002. 3 in Maida Vale and 1 at Peel Acres on Valentine's Day 2002.[2]

Their third album, Three, (also released on Fortuna Pop) featured guest appearances from Rob Jones aka The Voluntary Butler Scheme, Delia Sparrow, Hefner's Darren Hayman and Harry Hill's TV Burp writer Daniel Maier. The Loves fourth and final album, ...Love You, was released on Fortuna Pop in 2010. It features The Velvet Underground's Doug Yule as the voice of Jesus. "Bubblegum" and "December Boy" were the double A sided single taken from the album in July 2010.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

All are 7" vinyl unless otherwise indicated.

Albums[edit]

  • Love (Track and Field, 2004)
  • Technicolour (Fortuna Pop!, 2007)
  • Three (Fortuna Pop!, 2009)
  • ...Love You (Fortuna Pop!, 2010)
  • Clench (Due 2014, since cancelled)

Compilation albums[edit]

  • A Very Fortuna Christmas Vol 2 (Fortuna Pop, 2002, contains a cover of John Lennon's "Cold Turkey")
  • Pow! To The People (Track And Field, 2004, contains a cover of Daniel Johnston's "True Love Will Find You In The End")
  • Que Viva le Pop (Fortuna Pop!, 2006, contains unreleased version of track "Honey" from Technicolour)
  • This Town Ain't Big Enough For The 22 Of Us (Twisted By Design, 2006 contains "Honey" from "Technicolour")
  • Kats Karavan – The History Of The John Peel Show (Universal, 2009 contains the original Boobytrap Singles Club version of "She'll Break Your Heart")

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2007.
  2. ^ "BBC - Radio 1 - Keeping It Peel - Loves". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 28 December 2017.

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