New band: The Lovedays

by Modculture 8 April, 2009

Meet your new favourite summertime band – The Lovedays.
The Lovedays
The Lovedays are fronted by multi-instrumentalist Ben Jones. What Ryan Adams is to Americana Jones is the Kent equivalent. Equally as prolific and taking a bit of his voice to mix in with his estuary tones, The Lovedays are his labour of love. Taking elements of The Move, classic-rock-era Who, and The Hollies amongst others, with a good dollop of garage band power-pop energy, the final product is an exceedingly coherent and immensely enjoyable brand of jaunty pop. 

Lead track of current EP Red Letter Day is the sort of tune that Supergrass would kill for these days. Likewise 'Lions' has an effervescent smile across its face as it remembers a time when guitar music was meant to move your feet first and foremost. The late arrival of fiddle in the track also makes us think of early The Wonder Stuff.

If the idea of Britpop never went stale for you then The Lovedays are probably just what you're looking for. Regulars on the Kent live circuit, if you're north-west way don't forget to get to the excellent International Pop Overthrow Festival at The Cavern Club in Liverpool in May, where the boys will be playing.

Visit The Lovedays Myspace here . Their official site is here.