It’s been almost five years since London group Exlovers formed. Bands have formed, released albums, broken up, and then splintered off into other groups. In the world of music, five years is quite a long time. Whilst this may seem a little strange to some of us, perhaps the band is on to something. It’s all a very good thing.
Peter, the satellite around which the Exlovers solar system formed, understands this sort of patience. The teenage loner skipped between homes whilst in college, became enamoured with punk rock and the Beatles, and by the end of 2007, he dropped out of university, skint and living in a mate’s basement. One idea led to another, leading to few songs, and eventually, a full band.
Moth, the band’s debut album, released from Monday 18 June on Young and Lost Club, is rather perfect. There’s no filler, the work of dream pop perfectionists. This is the route we wish Pains Of Being Pure At Heart would have taken on their second album.
If you’ve yet to listen to the band, start off with “This Love Will Lead You On” (above) or “Blowing Kisses” below. The album’s second single, “Emily”, will be out from 02 July.