For Fans of… Alvvays, Bernard Butler, Dusty Springfield, Teenage Fanclub
Warsaw’s Pop-up Books introduce themselves to the world with their debut single – a double-A-side featuring the joyous break-up anthem, “Without You” and the infectiously melodic sun-drenched pop of “You Are The Summer”.
Inspired by celebrations of past break-ups, “Without You” is a thumping, vintage wall of sound. Layers of guitars, keyboards, and strings set the stage for the warm, reverb-soaked vocals of Jules Jones, sounding every bit the Spector-esque pop star. Conversely, “You Are The Summer” is a citrus-slice of power-pop; a fuzzy, melodic ode to falling in love in the summertime.
Seattle-born Jones (vocals / bass) and Scottish emigre Neil Milton (vocals / guitar) formed Pop-up Books in in Warsaw in early 2019, and drafted in Poles, Tomek Dorobczyński (drums) and Maurycy Bór (guitar) to complete the line-up. Milton and Jones have already met some acclaim with previous bands, Ephrata, and The Frozen North, respectively; and together have been described as “Polish Indie-pop perfection” in a review of their Christmas single release as a duo, late last year.
• You can find the band at their new website: wearepopupbooks.com.
Without You b/w You Are The Summer