A MESSAGE TO MICHAEL (GOVE) FROM HEMEL HEMPSTEAD’S UNINFLUENTIAL ALT. POP DUO
Golden Myfanwy is a beautiful Welsh girl: wavy long blonde hair, dark eyes, willowy limbs. She’s a rebel, turns up to school late, doesn’t worry about homework, loves the outdoors. Gove would hate her.
But Gove has to realise that everyone’s different. Kids are all different: some are going to thrive in a high pressured academic environment. Others, like Myfanwy, are going to be more free spirited and it’s down to the policy makers, teachers – and parents – to harness that energy and encourage talent where they find it .People forget that an ‘education’ is… just that. It’s not all about academia.
Speedvark aren’t saying forget your three ‘R’s, they’re just saying remember the fourth R: a Rounded education.
That’s their message to Gove.
That’s their message to the Sunday Times School League Table. What’s that all about?
And that’s their message to Speedvark’s - approximately 3 - fans.
Existing on the fringes of alternative music, outspoken New Towner’s, Speedvark, have never been afraid to air their views on educational policy in the UK.
However, they are less confident when it comes to their own specialist subject: music. All they know is that their place in the modern music league table is towards the bottom.
Despite this, Speedvark’s second album ‘Speedvark’ was well received by the music press and some radio outlets and they are attracting fans from all over the world, much to their surprise.
The album, ‘Speedvark’, is exclusively available in Rough Trade www.roughtrade.com/albums/79112
and this single will be available on iTunes and other digital stores.
released August 16, 2014