Judging from their previously released single, 'Postcards from Manchester', we expected an album revelling and reflecting on heartbreak.
But the pure emotional catharsis on i hope you find me, the debut album of Tapestry, is both directly resonant of past glories and a current state of transient uneasiness.
The Singaporean band's influences are easily identifiable — the laid-back guitar harmonies of Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) and raw dynamism of Braid and Mineral are in full effect here — but the band's homely charm makes this album instantly intimate, and a strikingly bittersweet listen if the mood is right.
i hope you never find me, a title suggesting a shameful aftermath, is generous in its first-hand accounts and emotional starkness. No matter how twinkly the guitars get, it's definitely not an easy listen, and you might even find it an awful, groaning mess if you find no resolve with its words.
But grab this album anyway (it's going for pay-as-you-wish download), save it for a very rainy day, and allow it to unfold with its unsightly bruises.
Steam the full album here:
i hope you never find me is now available on Tapestry's Bandcamp page. The album will soon be available on 12" black vinyl through Pointless Forever Records in Singapore, along with various distros around the world.