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Beach Baby *cancelled* on Tuesday 17th December 2019
Please note, this event has been cancelled.
THIS IS TMRW
TUES DEC 17TH
HARE AND HOUNDS 2
AVAILABLE FROM SKIDDLE, SEE
In 2016, Beach Baby released their acclaimed debut album, No Mind No Money.
Wistfully documenting mid-20’s malaise, and splicing the post-punk stylings of 80’s indie
with the dreamy organ sounds of Beach House, the record quickly joined the multi-million
streaming club, enjoyed firm support from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Annie Mac,
and resulted in extensive UK and US touring.
But by the start of 2017, things had…changed. There really was no money. And whilst
the first album had been recorded over an intensive two-month period in a cushy East
London studio, if Beach Baby wanted to make more music, they were going to have to do
it differently. Galvanised by two promising new demos from co-vocalists and songwriters
Ollie Pash and Lawrence Pumfrey, the band repaired to the ‘summerhouse’ (read,
shed) at the bottom of drummer Shep Hodgson’s garden, and converted it into a
makeshift studio. The ‘Beast from the East’ was just around the corner. It was cold.
Everyone was still working an inventory of crap jobs. But it was a start. And there was life
in the old dog yet…
At the start of 2019, Lovin’ Feeling was the first song to emerge from this long and chilly
period of hibernation. Remarkably self-assured, the song sees the band move towards a
looser, groovier sound, inspired by 60’s and 70’s pop music. Featuring a deliriously
catchy saxophone melody, a smattering of congas and some very funky wah-guitar, the
song is a good entry point to Beach Baby’s forthcoming second record – Songs From
the Limbo Lounge. Here, the band have created a whole new audio-visual world: the
purgatorial hinterland of the Limbo Lounge -- a place where romantic burnout, spiritual
dereliction and existential sleaze reign supreme. But if that sounds all a bit dour – don’t
worry – Beach Baby’s new music might be characteristically melancholic, but it serves up
the sad stuff with a wry smile, a soupcon of sleaze, and some serious sex appeal. Hell,
you might even find yourself dancing. Ideally in a dagger-collared shirt, a pair of
sunglasses, with a Sazerac in your hand.
It’s sad, but it’s also a good time.
It’s limbo, baby.
Music Genres: Alternative, Indie, Pop, Rock
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