The prolific band have crafted a record filled with rich, moody atmosphere, combining bluesy instrumental jams with penetrative, yearning lyricism.
This album is mellower and more reflective than 2017’s rock’n’roll surf-garage-rock collaboration with Slow Club’s Charles Watson as the surfing magazines, or 2016’s blues-driven ‘bamboo diner in the rain’. It’s a minor-key, epic masterpiece that sees them in contemplative and expansive mood.
This album is more akin to 2016’s acoustic release, ‘a season in hull’, which - like ‘brushes with happiness’ - was recorded live in one room in a single January day.
They wanted to make an album that was as spontaneous as possible, emulating the jazz, folk, blues and live albums that they love so much.
- the red suitcase
- rise up
- the little window
- crow jane
- the burnt match
- brushes with happiness