Australian band Umlaut is excited to launch their single “Every Time,” a shapeshifting rock track that is melodically luscious and deeply satisfying. With a chorus that doesn’t quit, “Every Time” is an eccentric rock anthem that is impossible to forget.

Explains Clinton ‘Bar’ McKinnon:

“I was losing my mind, frantically composing music for a TV show. And all of a sudden, as if borne of angels this simple figure appeared with a bit of fun, yeah? A wee pull-over from the day-to-day TV music grind. A detour-mantra to reset my rattled psychology. Put a goofy voice memo on the phone then built it out with a few more sections.”

After moving to Australia in the early 2000s, the core member of Mr.Bungle, McKinnon dedicated himself to exploring the depth of the composition in a rock-format. And Umlaut became the perfect vehicle for this. “Every Time” borrows from classic ’70s rock but is complemented by Umlaut’s trademark harmonic complexity. A reflection of a recollection, the track’s Thin Lizzy-esque sound tells a colourful, sonic story. While the addition of another classical member of Mr. Bungle, Danny Heifetz, adds the necessary degree of experimentalism to the project.

Says Bär, who’d musically reconnected with the old colleague for the first time since the release of ‘California’:

“A dream came true! Danny is a really good musician and delight to behold.”


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