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Approved: The Umlauts

By | Published on Thursday 8 September 2022

The Umlauts

The Umlauts say that they’re “just your average trans-European, multi-lingual, art school, post-punk, techno-inspired, über-group/circus-troop/diaeresis”. So now you know. Originally formed by musicians Alfred Lear and Oliver Offord, the project came to life with the addition of vocalists Annabelle Mödlinger and Maria Vittoria Faldini.

Having gained attention with previous singles ‘Non è Ancora’ and ‘Another Fact’, they’re now back with the third and final preview of their upcoming debut EP ‘Another Fact’ in the form of new single ‘Sweat’.

The vocals look at summer romances from different perspectives – one positive, one negative – and in different languages – one English, one Italian. They leave no confusion about which is which, explaining: “Singing in English seems to unveil our most pessimistic side. But musically we wanted this song to feel almost like an Italo-pop pastiche. It’s good fun, we love it”.

With the band set to tour the UK in November, including a show at Peckham Audio in London on 16 Nov, the EP will be out on 14 Oct.

Listen to ‘Sweat’ here: