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Yumi & The Weather Album Launch Party + Inwards + Dog In The Snow



“Transporting you to purple galaxies and neon-coloured paradises; a precious slice of rainbow-tainted heaven whose lyrics provide a surprisingly nocturnal balance.” The 405

Since first emerging in 2013 with her critically acclaimed ‘All We Can’ EP, Yumi And The Weather have spent the past few years perfecting their unique blend of electrifying technicolour psych-pop, finally emerging with their long-awaited full length offering to (released via their own MIOHMI RECORDS imprint). Armed with this new arsenal of unrelentingly catchy and stirring pieces of music, Yumi are ready to continue their path of destruction (which has included a stint supporting British Sea Power, a slot at Bad Pond Festival and heavy radio support from BBC 6 Music’s Shaun Keaveny, Nemone and Radio X’s John Kennedy (including live sessions for BBC Introducing and Radio X)

The album, created in a small studio room above a sandwich shop in her coastal home town of Worthing, UK frontwoman Ruby Taylor shows off her songwriting prowess, with sounds drawing from her electronic roots, spanning from dark synth heavy production to crunchy garage rock guitars, and soaring power pop anthems.
Having previously been confined to the isolation her bedroom studio, this new space gave birth to a collaboration with close friend Rob Flynn (of Oslo Parks) who produced the album alongside Ruby, allowing her to explore the furthest reaches of her potential. This new working arrangement provided sanctuary, an escape from her lonely writing environment, one made worse from suffering yearly outburst of mania/bipolar disorder.
On the writing of the album Ruby explains, “It reflects what was going on in my life due to unsteady and uncertain relationships with people, and battling negativity because of overthinking, meanwhile dealing with low self-esteem”.
“Down to the boil, it is very influenced by Love, and the feeling that there is a lack of it for ourselves, and each other at times and the plea for empathy and kindness” Ruby states.

Having become a figurehead of the South-East music scene over the past few years, Yumi And The Weather are set to put themselves on the map much further afield with this incredible debut offering.


"Inwards is the alias of Kristian Shelley, a multi-instrumentalist and music programmer from Worcestershire, UK.
His work exists in the experimental domain and draws influence from the far borders of dance music, using modular synths with acoustic and electronic sources to create a nostalgic and colourful sonic palette.
Crackling with the freedom and spontaneity that characterises his studio productions, Inwards live performances vary from one environment to the next, taking on organic forms through the manipulation of his electronic instruments.
Signing to Small Pond in 2017 after capturing attention with a series of DIY releases, Inwards invites you into a dark yet playful and psychedelic world of sound on his debut album, ‘Diesel’, which was released on 27th April 2018." - NME MAGAZINE

"The world she’s built here feels dystopian, but it’s not some distant future where we’ve lost everything, it’s the here and now experienced with open eyes that are not anaesthetised by soft entertainment culture. It may sound like I’m coming in heavy handed here, trying to consume this work on an intellectual level rather than just letting the lusciously stark sounds wash over me, but I feel I’m recognising the intent. In interview Brown has said that the band name is inspired by the closing chapter of Franz Kafka’s The Trial, a work of philosophical fiction. The protagonist dies at the end, stabbed, ‘like a dog’. Brown’s lyrics, and the purposeful clarity with which they are delivered, evokes the sense of enquiry we find in the work of a writer like Kafka. Helen Ganya Brown seems to me to be something of an existentialist thinker, looking for authenticity in a world dominated by television and plastic repetition." -BRIGHTON'S FINEST


Earlier Event: September 6
Puppy + Grove Street Families
Later Event: September 7
To Hell With Good Intentions