band crush: exlovers
music for crushes, heartbreak, and everything in between.
Although not composed of real ex-lovers, these London kids make the kind of shoegaze dream pop that sounds like a marriage of Belle and Sebastian and the Cure (go with us here...), conjuring up feelings of first-crush butterflies that go all the way to full-fledged infatuation. They've already hit the road with Emmy the Great and Noah and the Whale, and won a cult following for lovesick singles like "Blowing Kisses."
But despite all this cuteness, the group's boy-girl vocals and heavily layered instrumentals (including some awesome guitar riffs) mean they avoid the pitfall of becoming too twee- in other words, they're totally bittersweet.
After a long wait, they're finally gearing up to release new material on U.K. label Young and Lost Club. So check them out here and let your flirtation with ExLovers begin.