by / June 25th, 2008 /

MP3: The School – ‘All I Wanna Do’


-All I Wanna Do’ is the debut single from The School. Released on FIFA Records, former home of Fight like Apes, the single has already received a lot of exposure, both here and in the UK.

The School’s sound is dreamy, sunshine soaked indie-pop with a naive ’60s feel-good vibe. The Welsh octet incorporate many instruments like keyboards, trumpets and glockenspiel to receate their pastoral ditties.

The main vocalist Liz helps create the warm fuzzy feeling (similar to falling in love or sipping a lemsip with a heavy cold because really those two things are not mutually exclusive) you get when listening to this record. Likeable as it is however, you may find the song a little sickly sweet after a while but stick it on and you may just forget it’s pissing down in the middle of June, if only for 3 minutes and 9 seconds.

Oh, and just in case you were wondering, all she wants to do… is hang around with you.


The School – All I Wanna Do

[audio: I wanna do.mp3]


  • Segue música All I Wanna Do

  • The melody reminds me a lot of Rufus Wainwright’s ‘Cigarettes And Chocolate Milk.’ A bit.

  • Jeez, I just thought it was so boring.
    And they totally ripped off Flight of the Conchords
    “I’ll hang round with you, if you want me to”
    Come on.

  • Richard

    Just because Bat For Lashes did a good job of nicking the drums off Be My Baby doesn’t mean everyone else should do it too.

  • liz

    oi! we wrote that song like 2 years ago! do you really think we just zipped this out straight after flight of the conchords?! ehehehe.. that would be quick. come on yourself! i thought it was more moldy peaches lyrics anyway.

    i haven’t heard bat for lashes, if it rips anything off it’s kirsty maccoll..

    well if you find this single too boring the next one is a little more upbeat and dancier.. hope you’ll give it a chance..