EP Review – The Wind and Other Things by The Brights (2022) (Stable Label)

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I battled with the The Brights previous EP, Through The Trampolene (Nov 2020), although not because of the Sydney based quintet could be accused of any lack of quality as it was truly superlative.
The issues were more due to a) the amateur music journalist / bedroom blogger in me struggling to find the words that could aptly describe the eclectic mix of genre(s) and b) it was a jangly aesthetic, but I still found it hard to totally link it to the genre.
Regrettably my O’level grade C English is still struggling with appropriate adjectives and as such point a remains an issue. However, thankfully the band have sorted out point b for me, with a far more obviously jangle-pop oriented offering this time.
Initially the dulcet twanging riffs of acts like The Umbrella Puzzles and the earliest of The Clean’s releases, course through the best of The Wind and Other Things. Here Life Walks By and Trees Don’t Sway Before The Wind Blows augment the twang with the best of Melbourne’s perfectly aloof, dolewave disinterest and the laconic lo-fi tempos of acts like House Deposit or Go Get Mum, whereas Underneath The Water Tower and Blue Wind incorporate steel guitars into the mix to give a superb anti folk, alt country feel.
Indie folk, anti-folk, Melbourne dolewave, jangle-pop? Take your pick of any or all of these sounds as your reference points. Whatever you choose, you will not be disappointed with this superb EP. Grab yourself a cassette or digital copy here.

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  1. […] …the dulcet twanging riffs of acts like The Umbrella Puzzles and the earliest of The Clean’s releases, course through the best of The Wind and Other Things. Here Life Walks By and Trees Don’t Sway Before The Wind Blows augment the twang with the best of Melbourne’s perfectly aloof, dolewave disinterest and the laconic lo-fi tempos of acts like House Deposit or Go Get Mum, whereas Underneath The Water Tower and Blue Wind incorporate steel guitars into the mix to give a superb anti folk, alt country feel…JanglePopHub […]

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