UMBRELLAS, THE

FAIRWEATHER FRIEND (TOUGH LOVE)

UMBRELLAS, THE - FAIRWEATHER FRIEND 162240
Format:
1 CD
Release:
02.02.2024
Label:
TOUGH LOVE
Kat.-Nr.:
162240
Barcode:
5055869550413
The Umbrellas are four renegade romantics crafting irresistible indie pop hymns. The band's self-titled 2021 debut album became a breakout moment, winning critical praise and sparking an international tour.

Follow-up LP 'Fairweather Friend' goes a step further - absorbing the sonic attack of their live shows, it balances this with studio finesse, allowing the San Francisco four-piece to become the band they've always aspired to be.

It's a record overflowing with highlights. The candyfloss melodies of introductory track 'Three Cheers!' are matched to an impactful percussive punch; 'Say What You Mean' finds The Umbrellas working with total confidence, letting the song ride out to its chiming conclusion, four voices working in precision.

'When You Find Out' offers rotating notes of guitar punctuated by a vocal that pushes past angst to accept a world full of hope.

A lean 10 track affair, it grasps towards beatific pop while fuelled by a sense of risk, and the precision that comes from long months on the road.

Allowing their live dynamic to bleed out on tape, The Umbrellas are at once more physical and yet also more controlled on their new album.

It's also a record of ambition. Taking their time over each note, the four-piece have strengthened their songwriting, adding depth and assurance while unlocking their potential.

Some bonds last a lifetime - The Umbrellas are ready to capture your heart. RIYL: Orange Juice, Sarah Records, early Creation, Mary Chain, C86, Lush
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. THREE CHEERS
  • 1.2. GOODBYE
  • 1.3. TOE THE LINE
  • 1.4. ECHOES
  • 1.5. SAY WHAT YOU MEAN
  • 1.6. GAMES
  • 1.7. GONE
  • 1.8. WHEN YOU FIND OUT
  • 1.9. BLUE
  • 1.10. PM