Release Date: Jan 20, 2015
Record label: Kobalt
Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Former soloist and founder of Until the Ribbon Breaks Pete Lawrie-Winfield and accompanying members of his band have been slowly accumulating an attentive fan base, drawing the curious ears of the Internet with a steady stream of EPs, music videos and selected tracks. The eclectic debut album from the British trio sublimely combines choppy chunks of samples, drum tracks, laser synths and R&B moodiness for a product that contains all the attractive qualities of anything that could be deemed pop music and will no doubt satisfy the group's followers. Lyrically, UTRB go beyond the typical aphorisms that pervade electronically tinted, radio-friendly music anyone with an FM signal has come to accept, including intensely romantic and occasionally subversive subject matter.
If Run The Jewels want to tour, appear on the album of and generally champion a British trio, there’s probably a good reason. Fortunately for Until The Ribbon Breaks, they have received such patronage, thus catalysing support for a band that have the capacity to reach a diverse audience and thrill on a number of levels. ‘UTRB’ plumped for what might seem like an indulgent band name.