Sunday, April 21 2024

Ume Gumi, the dynamic rock duo hailing from Kanazawa, Japan, have just unveiled their highly anticipated debut single, ‘Haru‘. Comprised of Yukiko Gray on vocals and percussion, alongside Richard Gray on vocals, guitar, bass, and drums, this husband-and-wife team brings a fresh sound inspired by lo-fi and vintage rock, as well as the nostalgic vibes of the 1960s Showa era.

The accompanying music video, filmed amidst the picturesque cherry blossoms of Kanazawa during springtime, perfectly encapsulates the song’s themes of rejuvenation and appreciation for nature’s beauty. Through sweeping shots of blooming trees and tranquil scenes, the video transports you into the heart of the season’s awakening.

Recorded entirely in Kanazawa, ‘Haru’ was a labour of love for Ume Gumi, with Richard Gray handling production duties. The single captures the essence of spring, delivering a comforting, lo-fi sound complemented by uplifting lyrics that beckon listeners to embrace the season’s renewal. The track reminded me of The Pixies in their mellower moments and there is a truly wonderful lift into the chorus of the song. Both the vocals sit really nicely together as well and blend beautifully.

For Ume Gumi, ‘Haru’ marks the beginning of an exciting musical journey. With their distinctive blend of influences and heartfelt approach to songwriting, we’re sure they are poised to make an impression on the indie rock scene. Their debut single certainly sets a promising precedent for what’s to come.

Stay tuned for more from Ume Gumi… we certainly will be.

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Matt Warren

Matt Warren is a Cheshire based musician who studied contemporary music and composition. When not writing for The Indie Grid he enjoys watching 'Breaking Bad' on continuous loop and going to gigs. Since a youngster his fave band have been 'The Beatles' (with 'Cardiacs' in at a close second)... and this still applies to this day.

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