Tue 21st July 2015
Day seeps through the cracks… a flash of sun reigniting the embers of a late night burnout. New day, they call it, but to some last night is not yet properly finished. The scotch and the cigarettes, the red eyes and the acrid stink of stomach lining… This party is over, but the recovery has yet to begin.
In the belly of those pregnant moments, where the mind is resolute in its desire to wallow in sin, the troubled soul will sit alone in a crowded room. If that lost soul voiced its story, aired its dirty laundry and shared in its revery, it would sound like Family Manderson.
Lush drones sit underneath pretty finger–picked guitar minimalism, a tale of love and loss stands dead-centre. Melodically seductive and brutally personal, They’ll Mess Up The Rug is an achingly beautiful debut single.
For fans of Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt, Navigator, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash.