1. The School hail from Cardiff, wielding shimmering 60s influenced indie pop and a plethora of band members.
2. The School from Trondheim, Norway playing Indie Rock with Post-Punk influences
#1: An adorable band that combines a charming indie pop spirit with the production tricks they learnt after compulsive listens to the records by Brian Wilson and Phil Spector, fronted by Liz from The Loves. After only four gigs they have already signed to Elefant, and in September 2007 they recorded their first single, “All I Wanna Do”, produced by Ian Catt (Saint Etienne, Trembling Blue Stars, NOSOTRÄSh). A limited edition vinyl single that will give way to their debut full-length, full with sunshine-pop gems that will make you think about summer when you hear The School.
Debut single All I Wanna Do / Valentine was released on the 14th April 2008 on Elefant Records. The Let It Slip EP was released on the 16th July 2008 by the same label.
And Suddenly (Left Banke cover) appeared as a split single with George Washington Brown as a special one-off release on Slumberland Records as part of their Searching for the Now series.
Debut album Loveless Unbeliever will be released on 15th February 2010 (Elefant Records).
Band Members:|Liz - Keyboard / Vocals |Ryan - Bass |Rich - Drums|Harri - Glock/Guitar/Vocals/Percussion |Steph - Violin|Kay - Keyboard/VocalsViolin|Fran - Trumpet/Accordion/Vocals
|#2: The School was formed in one of Norway’s most musically fertile breeding grounds, the city of Trondheim, in the spring of 2004. The band made their mark within a year on the thriving and vibrant live circuit – quickly building a reputation for their catchy riffs and in-your-face attitude.|The bands line up consists of three childhood friends from the west coast and two from the northern parts – founded by singer/songwriter Stig Aarskog, who first recruited the twin brothers Karl-Martin (Bass) and Thor-Inge Hoddevik (guitars) to play in the band. Shortly thereafter they drafted in Andreas Elvenes (keyboards/backing vocals) and finally Puppy (drums).