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 Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. He's also been a moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Guardian, The Times, The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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