Exlovers – Blowing Kisses

Nothing gets us more excited than the sound of perfectly executed bittersweet guitar pop that entwine boy/girl vocals around tales of jealousy and woe. Broken hearts are the stuff of great pop songs… a never-ending well of spite and inspiration that begs you to pick up a guitar and let loose. “Blowing Kisses” is the fourth single from London’s Exlovers, and it’s two minutes of harried drums and guitars with guitarist Chris and vocalist Laurel softly intoning “Keep your secrets to yourself/I know you’re waiting for someone else”. With a sound reminiscent of 90′s guitar pop, “Blowing Kisses” comes across like Kevin Shields and Bilinda Butcher from My Bloody Valentine fronting Ash. Easily one of the stand-out singles for 2011 and a promising start for Exlovers, having just finished recording their debut album with Jimmy Robertson (Florence & The Machine, The Big Pink). The band are on tour in the UK as we speak, previewing tracks from the album with a date in London set for February 28 at The Lexington.