After the roaring success of their debut album Eternal Reach, US 3-piece The Brummies have announced a UK tour at the end of August, which will see the band perform eight headline shows as well as festival appearances at The Long Road, Electric Picnic, Wilkestock & Bingley Music Live.
The debut LP by Birmingham, Alabama, band The Brummies – their name deriving from the Birmingham slang term – Eternal Reach is distinguished by inventive arrangements, lush melodies and straight-to-tape production, which also stars their latest single ‘Drive Away’, featuring the highly esteemed Kacey Musgraves. Perfectly suited for losing yourself beneath a pair of quality headphones, the record evokes the psych-rock vibe of the Sixties and the soft indie-folk of the Nineties, yet possesses a timeless sound all its own.
Made up of vocalists and multi-instrumentalists John Davidson and Jacob Bryant, and drummer Trevor Davis, The Brummies have been playing together in various incarnations since high school. The members count the Beatles, Elton John, ELO, Blitzen Trapper and My Morning Jacket among their influences, but also have an affinity for sweeping film soundtracks, a passion that informs Eternal Reach.
“We knew we wanted to tell a story with Eternal Reach. It’s very thematic and it sounds like a movie” says Jacob. “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.”
Recorded at Battle Tapes Recording in Nashville with engineer Jeremy Ferguson and co-producer David Hopkins, Eternal Reach now serves as the Brummies’ stunning calling card. Beginning this summer, with appearances at festivals like Bonnaroo and the Sloss Music & Arts Fest in their hometown, they’ll tour the album tirelessly. They’ve already logged countless miles on the road, playing with St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Kacey Musgraves, The Wild Feathers and most recently, NEEDTOBREATHE.
“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” says Jacob. “It’s a complete piece of work and we want people to be able to tell that we took our time with it,” adds John.