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Monday, July 8, 2013

The Young Love EP by The Lovely Wars

Dear Poptastic Readers,

Last month, Poptastic Confessions featured the new single from The Lovely Wars called "Young Love."

The EP was released last week through the BandCamp website. The website helps indie artists make more money than going through iTunes. And as a bonus, you can actually pay more for the EP if you wish to ... think of it as a tip to the artist, if you will. After all, The Lovely Wars are releasing music on their own label — ILOW Records.

The EP starts off with the title track. And you can read my review of it here. And here is the video ...

The second track is band's first single "Let's Blow The Whole Thing Up", which was featured in Poptastic Confessions in January. However, this version is slightly different from the version released earlier this year. I can't really put my finger on the difference, but I like this version better.

Track 3 is called "Through The Darkness" and somehow when I listen to the music, it reminds me of an early Duran Duran b-side, and that isn't a bad thing at all. It's like The Lovely Wars are channeling that famous Duran Duran sound, but instead of Simon Le Bon, we get the fantastic Ani Saunders!

The Lovely Wars: Bill, Alice, Ani, Ceri and Dan.

"Oh! It's a Lovely War!" is the next track and what a fun song it is! I hate to draw comparisons to The Pipettes, but it does have that fun magic of an early Pipettes song. In case you didn't know, lead-singer Ani was in The Pipettes.

The final track is the Y Pencadlys Remix of "Young Love." It's not really a dancefloor remix, but just a mix offering up something a tad bit different. I reminds me of what was used to called a dub ... a remix with limited vocals.

Dan, Ceri, Ani, Alice and Bill are The Lovely Wars.

All in all, this is a wonderful EP for summer listening. So don't delay and head over to BandCamp to purchase the "Young Love" EP. You won't be sorry.

Cheers then,

P.S. Ani recently did an interview with our friend Aug Stone on a Welsh Music site called "God Is In The TV." Check out the interview by clicking on the name.

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