Warm Morning Brothers
If their name conjures images of a lazy warm summer day, you’ll know they hit it spot-on with just one listen.
Their music is inspired by soft folk pop sounds of the ’60s and the ‘70s and they invigorate that sound for the modern era in all that they do.
Warm Morning Brothers’ music is a shelter from the chaos of a noisy world.
They just recorded their fourth album titled “A bunch of weeds”, eleven grotesque, melancholy and sometimes disturbing everyday life stories, told with a kind of bitter sweet irony, sung and played with the freshness and joy of Sunshine Pop.
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Warm Morning Brothers come from Piacenza and they are the result of their genuine passion for music for more than eight years, during which they recorded just one full length called “Feather” and one Ep “Silver Rain”, signing for the legendary American Indie pop label Shelflife Records.
It’s good to feel a typical italian musical taste in their music string arrangements, mostly in the track “Sleepy again”, recalling artists like Mina and Gino Paoli.
The second album of “The Brothers” thus proves to be an ambitious venture. But the bet has been won, thanks to the strength of the song writing: “I curse the day I met you”, with its complex and elaborate arrangements, approaches to the late Beatles, “Another Monday” could be a song played on a red “Brionvega” during a lazy morning in the early seventies, “What a nice day”, that actualizes the teachings of the ageless pop of “The Carpenters”.
Each song of the duo is a small element that helps to create a particularly pleasant and efficient musical puzzle.
And it’s nice to feel a kind of joyful nostalgia that these sounds create: just close your eyes to get carried away in a very distant past, speckled by the vivid colors of innocence and carefreeness.
After having listened to “Too far from the stars” several times, it’s clear that Simone and Andrea are not too far from their stars.
This time Warm Morning Brothers seem to be very inspired by Belle and Sebastian and Arab Strap.
The songs are brilliant with fresh creativity and a wealth of ideas, perfectly complemented by consistent stylistic unity without repeating and never falling into the obvious.
Special mention to the beautiful illustrated cover, reminiscent of the graphics of Charisma Records, referring to the Lewis Carroll fairy-tale atmosphere.
“Stolen Beauty” shows the result of a constant mutation, symbolized by the fact that the opening track of this new album has the same title of their previous LP “Too far from the stars”.
Definitely more polished than its predecessor, “Stolen Beauty” plays the graceful melodies and the melancholic arrangements that distinguish the original pop footprint of the band.
The combination of the opening tracks inevitably brings to mind Simon and Garfunkel and Kings of Convenience. The track list advances with a lively pace and warmer tones, with songs like “Face in the mirror” and “Little Rose” and with some Beatles echoes in songs like “Your last night’s dream”, against which the figure for the mastering of this album at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London, however, poses as a simple but charming curiosity.
The light tone and the soft brushstrokes of the Italian duo generate little acoustic gems wrapped in string arrangements, a trend that shows the most congenial of melodies of the “Brothers”, whose proposal, now even more than in the past, represents a marked departure from the Italian Indie music scene, also thanks to a remarkable song in English, a credible rate of chamber-pop sound straight from the heart.
Not only a beauty to behold kidnapped, but to savor in its content of vital refinement.
It doesn’t matter knowing how two guys from Piacenza (Italy), after having already recorded two albums and performed gigs around Europe, arrived at Abbey Road Studios in London: you can imagine them like characters of an old tale of Charles Dickens and that’s what happened to these two brothers.
The opening track of this new album takes its title from the previous album “Too far from the stars” and the rest of “Stolen Beauty” is developed on the coordinates of a “great class nostalgic pop”: Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello Indie pop-hearted, Kings of Convenience finally seductive, the Duckworth Lewis Method equally dandy but lukewarmly in love.
This new full length convinces us with its lightness and its loss of presumption and helps the listener to comprehend and love the Warm Morning Brothers’ world.