Brolly are Jacob Ithurburn, Cody Martin, Kristen Famularo and Jacob Michaelis, hailing from Yuba City, California, it begs the question why Brolly? Because us here in the UK, often refer to an umbrella as a brolly and being from California, it raises the question what’s the story behind their band name, because after all it hardly ever rains in California, so there’s little or no need for an umbrella. I think it’s because their music is like water, it’s all-consuming and it washes over you like rain, it rejuvenates you and refreshes you. Anyway their name aside. Brolly are a mixture of things, from indie pop melodies to melancholy tinged acoustic strummings and atmospheric electro musings, nicely topped off with a raw, intense vocal. They are a band that you need to listen to.
Brolly’s début EP, the Hollow Home Road EP, came out last year and has been well received by fans and critics alike. It’s a beautiful collection of five songs that are just the epitome of raw emotion and creative expression. They make music for the soul, music that just seeps into every part of your being. Their music is magical and monumental, it is something that will last with you forever, its gentle and soothing but also at the same time it’s like a wave of emotion that just washes over you, that builds into a comforting and life affirming soundtrack. Brolly are a band that can easily rival the insatiably amazing band, that is Kodaline and a little band that some of you may have heard of called Nevertheless.
The delicate intricacies of their music is what makes them so special and makes you want to hit the repeat button immediately. Lyrically, they write songs that will undoubtedly make you feel something, if not leave you with a lasting impression. Brolly are seriously good.