The Umbrellas + Swansea Sound + Autocamper

OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central
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Amhurst Road, E8 1LL
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Upset The Rhythm presents…

Wednesday 13 March
OSLO, 1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL
7.30pm | £13 | Tickets:

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.
Taken as a whole ‘Fairweather Friend’ is a bold indie pop triumph, crafted with purpose and attention. 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.

SWANSEA SOUND are Hue Williams (The Pooh Sticks), Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey (both Talulah Gosh/Heavenly, The Catenary Wires), Bob Collins (The Dentists, The Treasures of Mexico), Ian Button, (Death in Vegas, with Louis Philippe, Pete Astor and Papernut Cambridge). Swansea Sound’s recent album Twentieth Century was released by Skep Wax Records. On this second album of unapologetic indie pop and punk they sing about things like Pete Shelley, vinyl, online shopping and getting older.

AUTOCAMPER are a four-piece jangle pop band playing scuzzy C86-inspired music. The band’s recent demo EP came out on Discontinuous Innovation Inc (run by Nick from The Umbrellas), they’ve recently played shows with The Orchids, Lande Hekt, The Vaselines and Jeanines.

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