Sitting somewhere between the delicacy of folk music, the effortless cool of indie and the shimmering ambience of more cinematic endeavours, “You, Me and Everything Else” is one hell of an opening salvo from Ireland’s Friendmaker. A debut single needs to achieve a lot. It needs to land with just the right impact on the listener, it should mark the band out as one to watch, it should offer something new or at least a new take on something familiar, it needs to mark out its own unique musical territory, it needs to make you want to explore further, buy the album, catch the band live (apparently we are allowed to do that again) and make you think that this could potentially be the next band that you fall in love with…

read the full review at The Big Takeover

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