A glistening, dramatic album that will devastate and cheer you up in one swoop.
Brewis’ pop craftsmanship blends perfectly with Hayes’ contemporary folk origins.
The North-eastern pair serve up a folk-centric beauty. [8/10]
You Tell Me exists in this glorious place where several decades of British pop gently collide
“A brilliant and original collaboration” 4/5
Lovely, sweeping baroque folk.
Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Admiral Fallow member Sarah Hayes’ debut album as You Tell Me is due out this Friday, January 11th on Memphis Industries, and today, the duo are streaming the album ahead of its release, as part of a Track by Track feature with Consequence of Sound.
The pair have released three singles so far, “Clarion Call,” “Invisible Ink,” and “Water Cooler,” and the album has received a positive early critical response, earning praise from the likes of Noisey, Stereogum,The BBC, Paste and BrooklynVegan for it’s adventurous blend of folk textures and orchestration, with the freewheeling approach to pop invention typical of Brewis’ work with Field Music. In interviews Brewis & Hayes have referenced luminaries like Kate Bush, Van Dyke Parks, and Randy Newman, influences that point to the ambition of their debut, but by combining their distinct compositional talents, the record provides a showcase for their own clear styles, and in the process reveals an exciting new voice.
In support of the release Brewis & Hayes will be embarking on a fittingly idiosyncratic tour that will see them perform in record shops across the UK, with full band dates to follow in February and March. Details can be found below.
You Tell Me’s s/t debut will be released on January 11th, 2019 via Memphis Industries. Pre-order You Tell Me on CD and limited edition signed white vinyl from www.youtellme.co and exclusive white vinyl screen printed version from the Dinked network Here https://dinkededition.co.uk/