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Review The New Single From Furrowed Brow – I Threw The Bathwater Out

As if it were plucked right out of the 80s, post-punk outfit Furrowed Brow return with their new single, I Threw The Bathwater Out.

Whether it’s the bouncing bass rhythms, the archaic organ notes that ring out, or the playful vocal contributions from the band, the group captures the classic sound of Manchester’s post-punk routes.

I Threw The Bathwater Out is a track that needs a few listens to dissect everything that happens during its four minutes. It’s a track whose instrumentation wants to pull you in many directions like some mechanism from Hellraiser. However, it’s all pleasure and no pain.

The lyrical focus centers around the grim, gritty and confused which best suits the style of Furrowed Brow’s eccentric sound and presentation. In its bass-driven style, there’s an upbeat sound and sense of optimism despite the lyrics not quite reflecting that – I threw the bathwater out with the baby.

The production provides a muddy quality that dampens a lot of the instrumentation such as guitars, keys, and drums to give them that overall vintage sound. The vocal varieties and organ production also give I Threw The Bathwater Out a freakshow circus vibe that I’d imagine post-punk artists to feed off of.

It’s a song that shakes hands with darker themes and lighter rhythms and keeps Manchester’s musical origins strong and fearful.



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