More new faces on the horizon this week. You Tell Me is a collaboration between Peter Brewis of Field Music and Sarah Hayes of Admiral Fallow, both bands that have achieved a modicum of success both in the UK and here. Most recently they have been touring as support for The Vaselines and are now embarking on their own tour of the UK starting this week, with a debut album slated for release in early 2019.
Sarah Hayes and Peter Brewis met performing together at a celebration of Kate Bush’s music, and have since then been writing and recording new songs between Glasgow and Sunderland. They released their debut single “Clarion Call”, in August of this year and so far the reviews have been stellar. For example, this review by Cerys Kenneally from The Line Of Best Fit site:
“Clarion Call” is the first single from You Tell Me, the collaborative project of Field Music’s Peter Brewis and Amiral Fallow folk singer Sarah Hayes.
Their debut single merges baroque influences with folk to create an uplifting duet complete with twangy, southern style guitars.
While You Tell Me’s “Clarion Call” is the duo’s debut single, the pair are already looking to release their debut album, which revolves around communication and miscommunication, in early 2019. Speaking about the track, Hayes explains, “This song started life while on a train journey, which is referenced in the opening lines. It’s mostly about the idea of waiting: to feel ready to spring into action, to be free of fear and anxiety…and then realising it’s often good to push on in spite of these things”.
Delicately delivered like birdsong, “Clarion Call” is out now via Memphis Industries. A limited 7″ with B-side “Incantation No. 1″ arrives on 14 September. All sleeves for the 7” are unique and part of a bigger artwork designed by Peter Brewis.
I think you might agree they are on to something. To find out more, click on the player and have a listen to their Marc Riley session, and stay tuned for the release of their debut album. All good stuff. Check them out.