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Pebble Brain is the second EP (extended play) by Lovejoy. It was released on October 14, 2021, and the band have said they want to go on tour following its release[2]. Wilbur has said that the EP is a "breakup album" but instead of about a person, being about his "breakup" with the country of England[3].

Track listing

# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1 Oh Yeah, You Gonna Cry? Wilbur Soot, Joe Goldsmith Sam Coveney 2:49
2 Model Buses Wilbur, Joe Sam 2:50
3 Concrete Wilbur, Joe Sam 3:16
4 Perfume Wilbur, Joe Sam 3:27
5 You'll Understand When You're Older Wilbur, Joe Sam 3:52
6 The Fall Wilbur, Joe Sam 3:04
7 It's All Futile! It's All Pointless! Wilbur, Joe Sam 3:40

Charts

Pebble Brain debuted at #12 on the UK Official Albums Chart, the band's first entry into the UK Top 40s chart. It also debuted at #14 on the Irish Albums Chart and #11 on the NZ Top 40. Songs The Fall, Oh Yeah, You Gonna Cry? and Perfume debuted at #64, #67 and #69 respectively on the UK Official Singles Chart[4], and all tracks from the album debuted above position 40 in the UK Independent Singles Chart.[5]

Album Peak chart positions
UK
[6]
IRE
[7]
NZ
Top 40

[8]
Billboard 200
[9]
Pebble Brain (2021) 12 14 11 128
Track Year Peak chart positions
UK
[10]
UK Indie
[5]
IRE
[11]
NZ
Hot

[12]
US
Rock

Concrete 2021 27
It's All Futile! It's All Pointless! 30
Model Buses 28 17
Oh Yeah, You Gonna Cry? 67 23 14
Perfume 69 24 12
The Fall 64 21 13
You'll Understand When You're Older 34

Trivia

  • The band rented a cabin in Knighton, Isle of Wight for 18 days, and another cabin in Newenden, Kent for a week, in May 2021 in order to write songs for the EP.
  • Wilbur's friend Tommy joined the band for its sessions (starting on July 29, 2021).[13]
    • The band were originally going to scrap the song Perfume, but Tommy convinced them to keep it as it was his favourite song on the EP.[14]
  • On June 22, 2021, they announced that the EP was 30% done.[15]
    • On September 3, 2021, they announced that it was 85% done.[16]
    • On September 29, 2021, they announced that it was 95% done.[17]
    • On October 6, 2021, Wilbur announced on his stream that the EP was 100% completed.[18]
  • One of Wilbur's old songs, It's All Futile! It's All Pointless![19], was repurposed into a song on the EP.
  • The band completed recording on August 24, 2021.[20]
  • On September 14, 2021, the band confirmed in an instagram post that there would be 7 songs on the EP.[21]
  • On October 12, 2021, the band announced the EP title and release date on Twitter.[22]
  • The seagull on the album cover art is called Peebee.[23]
  • Although the album was independently released, the label appears as "Anvil Cat Records", a nod to the cover art on their previous EP.
  • The EP was scheduled for release at 4pm EST on October 14, 2021, but there was an issue with the distributor and it got released onto Apple Music early, prompting the band to upload the EP onto YouTube almost a day earlier than planned.
  • The EP reached #1 on the US iTunes Charts within a day of its release[24] and the YouTube upload reached 1 million views within 14 hours of being posted[25].

Videos

References

  1. Ash Kabosu (September 1, 2021). "we've been busy" at 0:55 (YouTube Video).
  2. WilburSoot via Reddit (June 6, 2021): "We want to tour ASAP. Let us get a few more songs out first 👍"
  3. reallymillee [WilburSoot] (November 7, 2021). "meanings of lovejoy eps" (Twitch Clip).
  4. Official Singles Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved on October 23, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lovejoy | Independent Singles Chart full Official Chart History. Official Charts Company. Retrieved on October 23, 2021.
  6. Official Albums Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved on October 23, 2021.
  7. Official Irish Albums Chart Top 50 | Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved on October 23, 2021.
  8. NZ Albums Chart. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved on October 23, 2021.
  9. https://twitter.com/chartdata/status/1452423409653190658
  10. Lovejoy | full Official Chart History. Official Charts Company. Retrieved on October 23, 2021.
  11. IRMA – Irish Charts. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved on October 23, 2021.
  12. NZ Hot Singles Chart. Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved on October 23, 2021.
  13. Tom Simons (July 30, 2021). "A Week In The Life Of Tom Simons" at 5:12 (YouTube Video).
  14. Lovejoy Updates [@LVJYupdate] via Twitter (September 8, 2021): "wilbur said tommy convinced them to keep the song perfume in the album!"
  15. Lovejoy [@LVJYonline] via Twitter (June 22, 2021): "New EP: 30% done"
  16. Lovejoy [@LVJYonline] via Twitter (September 3, 2021): "New EP: 85% done"
  17. Lovejoy [@LVJYonline] via Twitter (September 29, 2021): "New EP: 95% done"
  18. Lovejoy Updates [@LVJYupdate] via Twitter (October 6, 2021): "Wilbur mentioned on stream that the lovejoy ep was finished today!!"
  19. Ash Kabosu (September 1, 2021). "we've been busy" at 4:58 (YouTube Video).
  20. Wilbur Soot Updates [@sootupdate] via Twitter (August 15, 2021): "Lovejoy is going into the studio on the 24th and the mixing should be done by the end of September!! It’s a 6 track EP and it’s around 20 minutes long as of now. This could change and they could remove songs during mixing!"
  21. Lovejoy [lovejoyonline] via Instagram (September 14, 2021): "Lovejoy is a band that you can listen to if you want to but you don't have to. Also I've heard they have 7 new songs coming out soon (SEVEN)"
  22. Lovejoy [@LVJYonline] via Twitter (October 12, 2021): "Pebble Brain is the second EP from Lovejoy which (barring the disaster of our online distributors) should be available to stream 14th of October 2021! https://bit.ly/3axOaru Follow us to stay updated!"
  23. Lovejoy Updates [@LVJYupdate] via Twitter (October 13, 2021): "Also, the seagull on the album cover is called Peebee!"
  24. Chart Data [@chartdata] via Twitter (October 14, 2021): "Lovejoy's 'Pebble Brain' has reached #1 on US iTunes (@LVJYonline, @WilburSoot, @Mark_LVJY, @Joe_Goldsmith & @AshKabosu)."
  25. Lovejoy Updates [@LVJYupdate] via Twitter (October 14, 2021): "Pebble Brain hit 1M views on youtube!"


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