Lo-key seaside indietronica with dubby ripples
Brighton-based Ruby Taylor is finally set to make waves again with her coastal indietronica. After a promising fleeting glimpse in 2013 with her ‘All We Can’ EP, Taylor appeared to sink without trace. Just as we were about to launch the lifeboats, her ethereal seaside electropop has turned up safe and well.
Why Yumi And The Weather?
Blissed-out, dreamy vocals set to dubby laidback beats? Don’t mind if we do. Coming on like an English Rose version of Fever Ray, the hypnotic whirlpool of ‘June’ finds Taylor’s voice akin to a liferaft adrift in stormy seas, anchoring you just enough so you feel content floating on the vast ocean of the instrumental. The excellent ‘Love’ sees a much more upbeat Yumi, channelling the vibrancy and colour of the Brighton seaside. It’s a summer afternoon on a deckchair with an ice cold pint of a track.
Tell Us More
Yumi And The Weather come via the excellent London/Vancover-based XVI Records who are firmly on our radar thanks mainly to fellow Brighton-ite Frankie Knight who featured in our 50 For 2015 tips way back in January.
Check out also the future house of Decyfer and the soulful electronic pop of Tidelines. Coming from a stable like that you wouldn’t bet against the irresistible ebb and flow of Ruby Taylor’s music getting some serious attention in 2016.
The ‘Something Tells Me’ EP is out on XVI Records