We heard from Bristol duo Mumble Tide last month with the fuzz-rocking “Sucker”, and they return today with another new gem called “Breakfast”. Singer Gina Leonard says:
“We’ve experienced a lot of disharmony in the past few years and at times, I’ve been pretty upset by how people have treated each other. I don’t deal well with conflict and this song is about accepting that you aren’t always going to see eye to eye with people and that it’s ok to be on different pages sometimes, like it doesn’t make you a bad person.”
“Breakfast” seems to be an exercise in swallowing your anger, as Leonard begins the song by bluntly stating “everyone’s an arsehole,” but rather than build from that into a loud and violent outpouring, they float away from that into a place of pacifism and patience. Twanging guitars give a country lilt to this dreampop gem, and Leonard’s mind tries to escape into happier thoughts – the strain to maintain equanimity detectable in her voice; “I’m no saint I know / If you’re honest you’ll come to blows.” Similarly, Ryan Rogers’ guitar is mainly placid, but has a few fuzzy flare ups that mirror the temper that’s bubbling just beneath. Overall though, “Breakfast” finds Mumble Tide managing to keep their mind over the matter, remaining calm and compassionate, and gifting us a song ready to soundtrack a warm early evening after a long day of dealing with annoying people.