Credit Yolanda Mitchell & Joseph Barrett 

“We’re just your average trans-European, multi-lingual, art-school, post-punk, techno-inspired, über-group/circus-troop/diaeresis”. That’s The Umlauts there, attempting to describe the matrix-like myriad of influences that they’ve somehow managed to gel together to create the beguiling sounds of their new EP, Another Fact. 

Although their genesis is in Stroud, thanks to songwriting partners Alfred Lear and Oliver Offord, the addition of visual artists Annabelle Mödlinger and Maria Vittoria Faldini as lyricists and vocalists after meeting at art college in London, blew the group wide open in terms of what they could do creatively. 

As such, their debut EP’s tightly hewn mix of mechanical synth-pop, spiky no wave and bristling post-punk bore the hallmarks of a band exhilaratingly committing ideas as quickly as they could have them. 

“We started writing Another Fact for our first EP Ü, but we never managed to finish it. Since then it has gone through at least 6 existential transformations and has at last found its identity. 

It is the first track we started working on for the EP and the last one we finished. Another Fact cements a different side of The Umlauts, musically we were led by the lyrical content which took the track in a much more clubby direction. Another Fact brings together elements from across the record, and in part is why it became the record’s title track.

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