Sydney trio STUMPS release their debut album ‘All Our Friends’, a crushing love letter to how our environment shapes us. The genre-bending, anthemic hook fuelled journey, created a unique kind of contemplative dance-rock. One that would have people swinging from the rafters just as soon as they’re done having an existential crisis. Full of sly, self-aware nods to Brit-pop and the alternative rock of the late 90s and early 00s, the album, produced by Fletcher Matthews, sees the three-piece taking a leap forward, evolving from a band that were finding their feet, to one that draws comparisons to Bloc Party, Gang Of Youths and Talking Heads.
Following the release of ‘All Our Friends’, STUMPS saw a flurry of media, radio and playlist support for the album: AIR and Tone Deaf feature the record as their album of the week, triple j claimed the single ‘I’ve Had Enough’ as “Arguably one of the year’s catchiest uploads”, and Mixdown Magazine claimed the trio as “One of the brightest bands in Australia’s indie rock scene today.”
Having sold out multiple dates on their previous lap of the nation, the demand for STUMPS was so strong that all dates on the tour sold out three months in advance, bar one, culminating in their biggest Australian headline tour to date. The band have built a loyal fanbase since their inception, winning audiences over nationally via their headline shows, festival slots and supports for the likes of Trophy Eyes, Dear Seattle and Maddy Jane.