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Bored at My Grandmas House Releases New Single “I Like What You Bring Out In Me” – Debut Album “Show & Tell” out June 7th via CLUE Records / EMI North

May 2, 2024
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Bored at My Grandmas House releases new single “I Like What You Bring Out In Me

Debut album Show & Tell out June 7th via CLUE Records / EMI North

Bored at My Grandmas House, AKA Leeds-based Amber Strawbridge, releases new single ‘I Like What You Bring Out In Me’. It is the latest preview of debut album Show & Tell (June 7th / CLUE Records (The Wedding Present, Van Houten, YOWL) / EMI North (Nadine Shah)). 

Reminiscent of artists like Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail, and AlvvaysAmber’s ability to alchemise the wistful and the hopeful into expansive, anthemic indie moments is on full show on ‘I Like What You Bring Out In Me’. The production balances airy, silken elements with a distorted punch, atop which Amber explores MUNA– esque sapphic euphoria – as she details: 

“This song is about all the gross cringey things that come along with being in love. It’s about the realisation of someone bringing out the best in you and making you feel confident in yourself at all times, something that I hadn’t really ever experienced prior to being with my girlfriend.” 

Another striking creation that holds this contemplative and intricate lyrical tale, and through the standout textures that build this nostalgic influence allows the importance of the words to resonate with such affectionate appeal. There is something so fundamentally striking found in the detail of the vision from Bored At My Grandmas House, this effortless ability to produce flawless soundscapes that house such immersive qualities. This artist has made it easy to provide connection and grounding through vision and creativity, reaching out to the audience who embraces that relation.

On her debut album, Bored at My Grandmas House explores a broad range of heavy topics including anxiety, friendship, introspection, love, human greed, mental health, loss and empathy (or a lack of it) in the world. Despite the breadth of themes covered, each track deals with the weight of the subject with real conviction, while not losing any of Amber’s trademark pop sensibilities. She elaborates a little more on the thematic process: 

“The main overall theme of this album is connection. Connection with myself, connection with the world and connection to the people around me who I love. This album is for me first and foremost and was a way for me to internally process. 

The origin of these tracks all stem from me wanting to understand these connections and process my emotions surrounding them. The album covers topics such as the power of queer love, humanity and its ‘delusions of grandeur’,  reflection and purpose. 

It would be unwise to say that I haven’t developed and changed a lot since my EP. I’ve experienced more, questioned more, felt more and allowed myself to be vulnerable more – which I hope translates throughout the Album.” 

Amber has received support and coverage from The Sunday Times (Breaking Act), DIY, Dork, Clash, Brooklyn, Vegan, Under The Radar, Rough Trade,  BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, Rough Trade and more in the past, and has played GlastonburyBBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Swn Festival, Standon Calling, Deer Shed (main stage) and more. 

Originally from Cumbria but now based in LeedsAmber began recording music in 2017 using garageband on her phone; she updated her bedroom set-up after saving up to buy a laptop and Logic Pro. After a couple of years of self taught production and recording Amber began working with Clue Records, releasing her debut EP ‘Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too‘ which gained critical acclaim and sold out two pressings all before Amber had ever played a single gig. 

Amber wrote and recorded all the demos for her debut album in her bedroom, before taking them to The Nave studio where she worked with Alex Greaves to give them a studio twist, allowing them to fulfil their rightful potential. 

Live Dates 
16th October – London – MOTH Club  

Show & Tell Tracklisting 
1. Intro 
2. Inhibitions 
3. Show & Tell 
4. Friendship Bracelets 
5. Heavy Head 
6. How Do You See The World? 
7. I Like What You Bring Out In Me 
8. Don’t Do Anything Stupid 
9. Imposter Syndrome 
10. Moving Slow 
11. We See The World 
12. Hide & Seek 


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