'''The La's''' (Scouse slang term for "lads") were a short-lived PowerPop group from Liverpool, England, known for their {{Retraux}} sound that was inspired by groups like Music/TheKinks, and their hit single "There She Goes". They released a critically-acclaimed SelfTitledAlbum in 1990, but because of conflicts between the band and lead singer Lee Mavers' extreme perfectionism, they disowned the final result and broke up shortly after the album's release. Every other release they've done since has been compilation albums and live material. They are notable for being a major influence in {{Britpop}}, and many bands such as Music/{{Oasis}} and Music/{{Travis}} have labeled them as an influence.

The backing vocalist of the group, John Power, later went on to form fellow Britpop band Cast.

!!!The La's discography
* ''The La's'' (1990)

!!Tropes related to The La's
* AlternativeRock
* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: "Looking Glass" is a 7-minute experimental track that caps off ''The La's''.
* BigRockEnding: "Looking Glass" ends with one.
* {{Britpop}}: The TropeCodifier.
* DrugsAreGood: There is debate on whether "There She Goes" is or isn't about heroin, due to lyrics like "racing through my brain" and "pulsing through my vein". WordOfGod says it's "just a love song about a girl that you like but never talk to."
* EpicRocking: "Looking Glass", clocking at a whopping 7 minutes and 52 seconds, is the longest song made by the group.
* FadingIntoTheNextSong: "There She Goes" --> "Doledrum" on ''The La's''.
* JanglePop
* LoudnessWar: ''The La's'' averted this, even on later remasters.
* MinimalisticCoverArt: ''The La's'' is simply a black-and-white (or sepia or green-tinted, depending on where you live) photo of an eye, with "The La's" printed in the top left corner.
* MinisculeRocking: Any one of their songs that isn't "Timeless Melody" or "Looking Glass".
** The "Feelin'" cassette single should probably gain a reputation for being one of the shortest singles ever made, lasting only for a grand total of 4 minutes and 2 seconds.
* NonAppearingTitle: "Son of a Gun".
* OneBookAuthor: The band is notable for releasing only one album.
* ThePerfectionist: Lee Mavers.
* PowerPop
* {{Retraux}}
* RereleaseTheSong: "There She Goes" was originally released in 1988 and was re-released in 1990.
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their only album.
* SingleStanzaSong: "There She Goes".
* TheSomethingSong: "Freedom Song".