BEACH BABY – Live Acoustic performance

And…we have Beach Baby live in store and playing acoustically for your ears.

You can see the FREE ENTRY show at 8:00pm on Monday 5th September (we’ll be opening our doors at 7:45pm, with a first in the queue, first to be let in policy….)

BUT…We offer you the chance to secure a comfortable spot at the in store by pre ordering the debut album on luscious vinyl HERE http://www.pieandvinyl.co.uk/?p=7249

You’ll then be invited to arrive earlier than advertised to collect your record, and grab a spot near the front. We will e mail you details near to the time of the event.

The guys will be signing the LP’s on the night. We’ll also sell a few CD’s of the album also.

Sounding notes:

Beach Baby’s touchstones have now evolved to include seminal acts on both sides of the Atlantic –from Parquet Courts and Mac DeMarco to Ariel Pink and cult lo-fi artist Cleaners From Venus.

Although rooted in the UK’s capital city, Beach Baby’s crisp, soaring take on apathetic alternative-pop finds it roots across Dorset and Sheffield, as well as Athens, Greece. The four-piece band – Lawrence (guitar, vocals), Ollie (guitar, keys, vocals), Iraklis (bass), and Shep (drums) – met in the musically-rich halls of Goldsmiths College in London, where the co-vocalists placed an ad looking to build on their then-folk-driven, dual songwriting partnership. Future bassist Iraklis (an Athens native) turned up dressing like a ‘50s college freshman (and swiftly got the gig), before drummer Shep completed the equation. While supporting their burgeoning pursuit with patchwork jobs ranging from a teaching assistant to feature-film script reader, the band have arrived fully formed at the distinct, occasionally dream-like sound and visuals of Beach Baby.

Catch the guys live and un acoustic at the Joiners in October.

So get your din dins at the show, and then tap your foot and synchronise your fork to mouth movements whilst your ears and belly harmonise together, and let Beach Baby become your favourite new band.

Friday 7th October 2016 @  Southampton  Joiners – Tickets here: http://joiners.vticket.co.uk/product.php/698/beach-baby-8

ANYWAY… more info on the new record below.

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Beach Baby announce debut album ‘No Mind No Money’ released September 2nd via Island Records

“One of the best new bands in Britain” Sunday Times Breaking Act
“Make no mistake, Beach Baby have every means of triumphing in the big leagues” DIY
“Captures the best of several genres – post-punk, baggy, shoe gaze, grunge –without sounding like a mess” Guardian
“That aching, inexplicable magic of college innocence is all here” Stereogum
“You’ll fall for this London foursome” i-D

Beach Baby will release their much-anticipated debut album, ‘No Mind No Money’, on September 2nd via Island Records – with a video for latest single ‘UR’ premiering today. An extensive world tour has also been confirmed today, with the band supporting Beaty Heart around the US in September, before playing their own series of headline dates across Europe (including an album launch show at London’s Scala on September 9th). Additional festival slots are still to come at Reading & Leeds and Festival Number 6, with across-the-board support at Radio 1, 6Music, Radio X and Spotify.

Captured vividly across ‘No Mind No Money’, London four-piece Beach Baby have built up a tightly-sealed, vaguely surreal world of their own. Their initial spark proved equally unusual: co-vocalists and guitarists Ollie and Lawrence met outside a Halloween party at the student bar, where Lawrence was disconcertingly dressed like Malcolm McDowell in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Inhabiting a character’s headspace proved to be cathartic for the four-piece, and extended to the fantastical, John Hughes and Virgin-Suicides-inspired visuals which accompany Beach Baby’s music (and are exhibited in the ‘UR’ video).

Beach Baby’s touchstones have now evolved to include seminal acts on both sides of the Atlantic –from Parquet Courts and Mac DeMarco to Ariel Pink and cult lo-fi artist Cleaners From Venus. They each supported themselves throughout this creatively-intense period with make-ends-meet jobs, which included working in burger joints, ‘charity muggers’, and – in perhaps the oddest of odd jobs – working as a script reader for production companies like Icon. The aptly-titled ‘No Mind No Money’ touches frequently on those less-glamorous uncertainties of post-campus life: apathy, escapism, and the distance between your own future and the iconic bands or movies you grew up on.

Reflecting on completing their debut album, Beach Baby commented: “we hope that it manages to be both playful and sincere. Often the lightness of some of the melodies and harmonies belie some slightly murkier lyrical sketches. But to us, the record feels like a collection of narratives which explore common themes of loneliness and malaise, ecstasy and ego.” Ultimately tracing the sensation of becoming a grown up – and all the challenges that brings nowadays – ‘No Mind No Money’ is a colourful, summer-ready record in which darker, colder times linger only slightly out of shot.

 

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