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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

NEWS: Another set of shows produced while in lockdown. Listen out for strained voices.

Artist Info

The Umbrella Puzzles

The Umbrella Puzzles
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Powered by Audioscrobbler™The Umbrella Puzzles is a music project by Ryan Marquez (Apple Orchard, Golden Teardrops). As a pupil of records made by Gerry Love, Grant McLennan, Lloyd Cole, Pete Astor and Lawrence Hayward, the self-titled 6-song EP drifts between the lines of jangle pop and lo-fi with songs about dreams, realities and frailties.


Reviews and comments on the EP:

An unlikely, alluring and ultimately adroit mix of influences, that should not really mesh together, but nonetheless do so in the most beguiling of ways. It should be a mess. It perhaps sounds a mess..however one listen will make you wonder why no other band has touched upon such originality as yet? - Janglepophub

Think of the best American indie pop (like, say Holiday Flyer or Fireflies) touched with some UK gunk (maybe like a Bobby Wratten project but not that dramatic or produced) and the cobwebs picked off the Captured Tracks stable and you’re in the ballpark. It all seems kind of simple and unassuming, which it is, but I guarantee after the first listen you’ll be coming back for repeated listens. - Dagger Zine

The soul of the song is a chiming guitar riff, a little bit Byrds but a little bit better. ‘As Simple as That’ is no wall of sound; each note rings true and there’s enough space in the mix to hear the fingers on the frets. Listen as the guitar player steps to the edge of the stage at two-minutes-thirty-five for a solo that summons the undead ghost of Roger McGuinn. - Reverb Raccoon

Ryan has a knack for a knockout melody, a gentle hook and a plaintive vocal to ride the tune. Obvious references (to our ears) include The Go-Betweens, Galaxie 500, and Peter Astor. This is a great EP for sitting on the deck on a gentle summer night with the automatic replay button engaged and a chilled bottle within reach. - When You Motor Away...

This EP has 6 songs of lo-fi indiepop that are catchy, dreamy, sweet. Really lovely debut. - Cloudberry Cake Proselytism

A new EP by The Umbrella Puzzles is an essential acquisition - Wally Salem of The Beautiful Music

Gorgeous sounds! - Josh Meadows (The Steinbecks/The Sugargliders)
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