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Fortuna POP!

The Loves 'Three'

£4.99

Fortuna POP!

The Loves 'Three'

£4.99

Recorded between August 2007 & February 2008 at Soup in London & Battery Studios in Brooklyn, “Three” sees THE LOVES almost maturing.

Not much though. Most of the songs are still about girls. Except for the one about Coca-Cola. Says head Love, Simon- “The basis of the record was recorded over 4 days in August with myself & Rob Jones (our long-term temp drummer) playing live together at Soup.

Those sounded ace by themselves & then we started throwing everything & the kitchen sink on as overdubs”. Overdubs including an alarm clock on LP closer (or is it?) “WAITING FOR TOMORROW” & a synth battle between ex-Hefner frontman Darren Hayman & THE LOVES’ keyboardist The Ed in the suite-like song, “KALEIDOSCOPE (IN MY HEAD)”Part of the recording was done in Brooklyn in January 2008. “We know a few people over there & they asked us if we’d like to record some bits for the LP with them so we went over & did “THE EX-GURLFRIEND” with them & a few extra odds & ends” says Simon.When asked about the influences present in this LP Simon said- “The usual bubblegum pop bollocks, but specifically, Boyce & Hart, The Who, The Flaming Lips & Bob Markley’s “A Group” LP”.

The aforementioned “ODE TO COCA-COLA” is a love song to everyone’s favourite drink. It’s not wholly a ‘Thumbs-up-for Coke’ song though. “There are a few of the more negative sides to drinking it in there” says the group’s spokesperson, Ziggy Rodriguez. There’s also a loop of noise made with Coke bottles & cans that introduces the song like a cut-price version of Pink Floyd’s “Money”.“SWEET SISTER DELIA” is a song dedicated to the doyen of the London indie scene & Artrocker correspondent- Miss Delia Dansette. “We always stay at her house when we’re in London so I thought we’d show her our gratitude with a song…I’m sure she’d have preferred money or booze or something though” The (almost) power ballad “EVERYBODY IS IN LOVE” is the song that the group tried to get Robyn Hitchcock to narrate.

“We emailed him but got a polite “Thank-you-no-good-luck” reply” Bastard.Jenna Love gets to show off her pipes on “CAN YOU FEEL MY HEART BEAT?” a sweary bluesy swaggering song about lust & its effects.“3” also includes “YOU DON’T HAVE TO” a cover of an obscure bubblegum song originally performed by The Beeds & THE LOVES’ last “hit” single “ONE-TWO-THREE”.

1. One Two Three 
2. Kaleidoscope (In My Head) 
3. You Don't Have To 
4. The Ex Girlfriend 
5. Everybody Is In Love 
6. Take Em Down Charlie Brown 
7. Ode To Coca-Cola 
8. Love Song #7 
9. Sweet Sister Delia 
10. Can You Feel My Heart Beat 
11. Waiting For Tomorrow