Once again we’re blessed with another amazing band brought to us by Hidden Shoal Recordings. Umpire is their newest signing and they make a fine addition to the labels already amazing, and eclectic roster. Hailing from Perth, Umpire bring their bouncy, Smiths like charm into 2011. Although their first full length, Now We’re Active isn’t set to be released until June 2 (July 14 in the States), “Green Light District” is available now as a free download.
The single is upbeat and poppy with a chorus that wails, featuring a guitar line mid-way through the song that would make Sonic Youth bow their heads. If this track is in any way a sign of things to come, then rest assured that when the album hits, it’ll leave fans mesmerized. This of course should come as no surprise for anyone who follows HSR and their artists.