Track Of The Day – Night School – ‘Birthday’


Imagine if there’d been some sort of rip in the fabric of time and The Shirelles had been influenced by garage rock and shoegaze, in the event of such an unlikely scenario they may well have sounded not dissimilar to California’s Night School.

The band describes their music as “doo-wop garage girl rock” mixing soaring melodies with surging pulsating waves of beautiful noise.  Night School were formed because Alexandra Morte (Whirr, Camera Shy) claims, “I had nothing better to do” and was joined by Baylie Arin, Sarah Trevena and according to Facebook somebody called Cheyenne.  Their debut track the appropriately named ‘Birthday’ is from their forthcoming EP ‘Heart Beat’, which set for release on the always-intriguing Grave Face Records.  Let’s hope the band experience many more occasions when they ‘have nothing better to do’ if this is the result.






Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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