Tuesday, 7 October 2014
That's My Jam #40 - United Fruit - Open Your Eyes
Following up from the incredible How Long (Change You Into Something Better) and offering the second taste of their as-yet-untitled second album, United Fruit have dropped the curtain on an incredible 3 minutes 50 seconds of rock.
Open Your Eyes is an almost non-stop blitz of the post-hardcore sound that fans of the band will be familar with from first album Fault Lines but with a polished and refined gleam, largely thanks to Bruce Rintol's production work. Much like How Long..., which was unveiled earlier this year, the band are continuing to hone their sound, not with large brush strokes, but tweaks and restraint, a move which surely shall see their appeal broaden without shedding their ethos or integrity.
This track, which will be released as a single on a limited 250 run of 7" vinyl on 27th October, sees singer Iskander Stewart roar over a hysteria of shredding guitar to "open your eyes, open your eyes to me". It's advice well worth taking. Open your eyes, and more importantly ears, to United Fruit.