Sydney indie-rock outfit STUMPS have shared a new stand-alone single, titled ‘By Myself’.
The single is the band’s first new material of 2021. It follows the release of their debut album, ‘All Our Friends’, which came out last December. The LP featured the singles ‘Mouth Static’, ‘Mt. Pleasant’ and ‘I’ve Had Enough’.
Lyrically, the song explores themes of being estranged from a loved one, and musically incorporates the use of fingerstyle guitar playing.
Listen to ‘By Myself’ below:
In a press statment, Fisher explained the song’s use of fingerstyle by noting that he “grew up loving fingerstyle guitarists and their incredible technique.”
“I used that as a launching pad to completely butcher that fine art,” he joked.
“This song is a pure reflection of late nights, and is purposefully unfiltered in its conviction.”
NME gave ‘All Our Friends’ a three-star review upon release. In his review, writer Tom Walters said the band “channel Two Door Cinema Club and Bloc Party in a fun album that evokes sticky club floors and late-night singalongs.”
Pending the end of Sydney’s lockdown, STUMPS are scheduled to commence a four-date Australian tour next month. The shows are set to take place in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne.