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This is the best sounding Football Club I’ve heard all year! If only all sport sounded this good. Alas, The Louche FC are a Manchester band that project waves of textured noise with bittersweet melodies and fuzzy guitar tones. The Louche FC manage to combine wistful indie pop with abrasive noise rock that edges towards shoegaze. The result is somewhere in between, but the delivery of their songwriting wins out.

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‘Romantic’ brings to mind The Smiths, not in sound but the way the vocals are phrased (same home town, so it makes sense)! Salford based indie label Sways Records are releasing The Louche FC’s new 7-inch ‘Romantic’ on November 28 featuring the B-side ‘Rain and Thunder, Love Take Me Under’. There’s even limited edition blue vinyl – preorder here!

The Louche FC’s debut single ‘Back Bedroom Casualty’ was released back in February and is available for free download here. The b-side is a scratchy 60s surf pop number called ‘Only In A Dream’, its arguably more accessible than ‘Back Bedroom Casualty’ and perhaps could’ve served them better as a lead single. But who cares, they’re both good tunes. I imagine Sways Records will package these singles into an EP before long. I hope they do.

Pre-order Louche FC’s ‘Romantic’ @ Sways Records / connect @ Facebook.