The American trio The Brummies have announced a UK tour that will start at the end of August. They will perform eight headline shows as well as festival appearances at The Long Road, Electric Picnic and Wilkestock & Bingley Music Live.
Eternal Reach is their debut album and it is distinguished by inventive arrangements, catchy melodies and straight-to-tape production; one of the tracks is their latest single ‘Drive Away’, featuring the very talented Kacey Musgraves. The record is a balanced mix between the psych-rock vibe of the Sixties and the soft indie-folk of the Nineties, and the final sound is enjoyable an unmistakably by The Brummies.
The album avails itself of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, and drummer Trevor Davis; it was recorded at Battle Tapes Recording in Nashville with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and co-producer David Hopkins.
The Brummies take their name from the slang term for Birmingham and have been playing together in various bands since high school, being highly influenced by The Beatles, Elton John, ELO, Blitzen Trapper and My Morning Jacket, along with a strong affinity for sweeping film soundtracks, a true passion that has pervaded Eternal Reach. In this connection, Jacob stated: “We knew we wanted to tell a story with Eternal Reach. It’s very thematic and it sounds like a movie. But it’s a love story: from meeting the person to the breakup, to that feeling where you think you might die without them, and then the realization that it’s all going to be OK. We thought a lot about that.”
Beginning this summer, with appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo and the Sloss Music & Arts Fest in their hometown, the band will tour tirelessly to promote the album. They have already played several gigs sharing the stage with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Kacey Musgraves, The Wild Feathers and most recently, NEEDTOBREATHE.
Jacob says: “When they hear the record, I’d love them to appreciate the sounds we chose, the lyrics we wrote and how this is the story we’re trying to tell”. While John adds: “It’s a complete piece of work and we want people to be able to tell that we took our time with it.”
UK HEADLINE TOUR
Aug 29th – Bournemouth, Anvil
Aug 31st – Stradbally, Electric Picnic
Sep 1st – Bingley Music Live
Sep 2nd – Hitchin, Wilkestock
Sep 3rd – Liverpool, Studio 2
Sep 5th – Manchester, Jimmy’s
Sep 7th – Birmingham, Dark Horse
Sep 8th – London, Nell’s
Sep 9th – Leicestershire, The Long Road Festival
Sep 11th – Glasgow, The Garage (Attic Bar)
Sep 13th – Newcastle, Think Tank Underground
Sep 14th – Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle
Words: Valentina Guidi