As you may or may not know or care THE LOVES' new EP "XS AND OS/SHE'LL BREAK YOUR HEART...AGAIN" is out now on the Fortuna Pop label.
It should be available from your local independent record dealer or from here-
See below what these people think of the record...
(The one above's in Spanish but it is a good one apparently)
And this one from Losingtoday.com but for which I couldn't find the url
About bloody time. It’s been way too long since our hi-fi got to getting jiggy with a spot of Cardiff’s finest doing their stuff on the turntable. The Loves are another ensemble that are part of a small select number of bands who if I had anything to do with it I’d make it compulsory by law that they hammered out at least one song a week even if it did mean the playing spoons, pans or whatever other tune forming implement came to hand. With a second full length entitled ‘Technicolour’ in the can and slated for February release this rather dandy EP of sorts quickly re-establishes and reaffirms their unnerving knack for turning their multi faceted talented tune craft to any style you care to name and making it their own. Opening with the title cut - ’Xs and Os’ is a fuzzy soft psyche pop wet dream of sorts that decamps in the kaleidoscopic warping mindset of the Elephant 6 Collective - principally that of Essex Green and Olivia Tremor Control and plugs it into the mains for some seriously off kilter like infectious T-Rex boogie as though rewired by the Dandy Warhols with Alex Chilton overseeing the DNA cross fusion. The humungous sounding ’She’ll break your heart’ plays home to the kind of sweetly soured aching majesty that’s more becoming of the very wonderful Camera Obscura and is laced with a seriously meaty and stripped to cool authentic 60’s beat pop vibe that sits between the Standells and Jones era Stones and is bled through with a seductive wash like treatment that has the handiwork of classic era Phil Spector’s fingerprints about it and strangely just like the Panda Bear release reviewed elsewhere here possesses a disarming festive feel amid its grooves. Flip over for the kooky half cut campfire waltzing ’My sweet drunken blues (for you)’ replete with some sadly seldom heard on record - whistling - and an irrepressible cover of Os Mutantes ’Nao va se perder por ai’ which to these ears sounds like a wilfully impish Zappa lost in some wickedly acid fuelled 70’s kid TV thematic nightmare and you have yourselves quite possibly the most entertainingly lovable 10 minutes of pristinely worked pop you’ll hear for a fair old while.
So far Mark Radcliffe's played it twice on his Radio 2 show (calling it "Irresistable") and Huw Stephens has also played it a lot.
You can see the video for "XS AND OS" here-
We next play at The Actionettes Monster Mash at the Pleasure Unit in London on Saturday the 11th of November (http://www.actionettes.co.uk) and at Clwb Ifor Bach in Cardiff on the 26th of November as part of the "This Town Ain't Big Enough For The 22 Of Us" CD launch with Los Campesinos, The Wave Pictures, Attack And Defend and various other bands (http://www.clwb.net)
If you've gotten this far. Well done.