From The Desk Of Simon Love: The Loves

Welsh singer/songwriter Simon Love just released his sophomore solo album, Sincerely, S. Love x (Tapete). You should buy it immediately. The foul-mouthed Love will also be guest editing magnetmagazine.com all week. Just in case you aren’t yet aware of this former frontman for the Loves, he took the liberty of introducing himself to you, dear MAGNET reader. And remember, kids: Love is all around and all you need.

Love: Before I was the shit-hot solo artiste whho’s typing this, I was the leader of Cardiff’s most excellent pop band: The Loves.

We did our first show in February 2001 and our last in February 2011. In those 10 years, we released four plaudited LPs, multiple EP and seven-inch singles (for the Track And Field and Fortuna Pop! labels), played the New York CMJ festival (as well as playing wherever we were asked), did four Peel sessions on Radio 1 and went through about 30 members.

I think most of the LPs are available on Cheatify Spotify if you’re curious. I can highly recommend the last album, …Love You, as it’s a banger and contains our radio smash “December Boy”