Taken from his debut solo album “It Seemed Like A Good Idea at The Time”, jubilant lead single “The New Adam and Eve” is a chamber pop extravaganza featuring lush strings, swirling organs and an atmospheric 60s sound. The only proper love song on the record it still has loads of swearing on it, with Simon threatening to “punch a man in the face, with fists made out of jellyfish” before going on to “deny him any of my piss”. The B-side is a cover of the Oasis classic “Married With Children”.
Described recently by the Guardian as being “more early Kinks than the early Kinks”, Simon formed The Loves in Cardiff in 2000. After releasing their debut single on Radio One DJ Huw Stephens’ Boobytrap Singles Club and playing live dates supporting the Yeah Yeah Yeahs their second album Technicolor was made Album Of The Week in The Sunday Times. The band went on to play four Peel Sessions and as many for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music before calling it a day in 2011. It Seemed like A Good Idea At The Time is a sweary and irreverent tour de force, full of catchy hooks and offbeat lunacy. Taking its inspiration from maverick Seventies singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, Robyn Hitchcock and The Lovin’ Spoonful, the album features guest appearances by comedian Stewart Lee and 60s pirate radio DJ Emperor Rosko, while indiepop ensemble for hire A Little Orchestra contribute lush strings and Rob Jones of The Voluntary Butler Scheme provides brass.
Limited single on red vinyl
Tracklist: The New Adam & Eve / Married With Children
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