A late announcement granted, but we welcome and behold the wonders BEATY HEART to our shores, for an exclusive in store performance.
The guys release their debut album on Monday, which has already received some outstanding press.
Sharing the bill with JUNGLE on their upcoming tour of the UK, EU and USA, the band are surely being primed for greatness…
With influences taken from The Beach Boys, Olivia Tremor Control, Lee Scratch Perry and pop music from around the world, Beaty Heart’s music and lyrical wit follows themes of escapism.
Come and see for yourself with our FREE to attend in store performance at 7pm, on Tuesday 3rd June.
We will close the store at 6pm to prepare.
We will also have their debut album for sale on the night, along with pies and drinks to accompany this most excellent live show.
It’s going to be a bit like a free gig this one, so expect louder sounds.
More on the band below…enjoy:) – P&V
“A beat-laden adventure”
iD – mag
“Brilliantly off-the-wall layers”
The Line of Best Fit
“a magical album full of surprises and joy. A real revelation”
Huw Stephens – Radio 1
“Best track I have heard in a long time”
Tom Ravenscroft – BBC 6 Music
Coming out of South-London’s hub, Peckham, trio-Beaty Heart are pleased to reveal details of the debut album, Mixed Blessings, set for worldwide release on 12th May via upcoming label Nusic Sounds and distributed by Universal’s latest setup, Caroline.
Like old acquaintances Beaty Heart arrive with their debut record, Mixed Blessings, which sees them take and combine their tongue-in cheek attitude and pulsating personality to form 13 tracks of blissful psych-pop.
From the minimalistic layered swells of ‘Yadwigha’s Theme’, to the stripped piano lead ‘Muti’, to the gloriously vibrant and cacophonous ‘Seafood’ and ‘Kanute’s Comin’ Round’, Mixed Blessings is an album that is pulsating, captivating and sonically feels organic, or in the bands terms, “woody”.
Recorded during the later end of 2013, with esteemed producer Dave Eringa, Mixed Blessings sees the band fulfil their early potential and deliver a record that shows their continuous journey; developing their tropical enfused pop with a more exposed structured sound, whilst retaining their strong percussive backbone and off-kilter left-field ethos.
With influences taken from The Beach Boys, Olivia Tremor Control, Lee Scratch Perry and pop music from around the world, Beaty Heart’s music and lyrical wit follows themes of escapism. Something that stems from the experiences, along with their friends, they have encountered during everyday life in London since leaving college. Along with the difficulty that obstructs the transitional phase into adulthood; exploring the feeling of attempting to hold onto our youth and the elements of life we associate with being carefree and explorative. Or as the band say, “By us making this weird fruity album, we have the best fun ever writing and playing these songs. When we do, everything else that is real and that sucks about life is shoved to the side for a little while. Hopefully it will serve the same purpose for other people too.”
Amid support coming from the likes of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart & Alice Lavine, Rob Da Bank, daytime play from 6Music’s Radcliff & Maconie, Tom Ravenscroft (who made them record of the week) and spins from XFM, as well as scoring a B-list on Amazing Radio Beaty Heart will be joining the rising powerhouse that is JUNGLE on the road, having been asked back following a series of shows with them this March.
Mixed Blessings will be available just in time for summer and sees a 26th May 2014 release via Nusic Sounds / Caroline.
Beaty Heart play the following live dates:
* w/ JUNGLE
Friday 04th – Unit 7b Warehouse, London, UK
Friday 11th – La Fleche D’Or, Paris, FRA
Saturday 12th - Rockon, Rotterdam, HOL
Monday 14th – Paradiso (Upstairs), Amsterdam, HOL
Wed 16th – Video, Ghent, BEL
Thursday 17th – Artheater, Cologne, GER
Monday 05th – Bodega, Nottingham, UK
Tuesday 06th – Nouveau Casino, Paris, FRANCE *
Thursday 08th – The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
Saturday 10th – Beacons Launch Party – Belgave Music Hall, Leeds, UK
Sunday 11th – Gullivers, Manchester, UK
Monday 12th – Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield, UK
Wed 14th – The Kazimier, Liverpool, UK
Friday 16th – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Sunday 18th – Louisiana, Bristol, UK
Tuesday 20th – Sebright Arms, London, UK
Friday 23rd Oval Space, London, UK, SOLD OUT *
Friday 6th – El Rey Theatre, L.A, USA *
Saturday 7th – The Independent, San Francisco, USA *
Monday 9th – Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, USA *
Tuesday 10th - Neumous, Seattle, USA *
Friday 13th - Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis, USA *
Saturday 14th - Lincoln Hall, Chicago, USA *
Sunday 15th - Lee’s Palace, Toronto, CA *
Tuesday 17th - The Sinclair, Cambridge, USA *
Wednesday 18th - Bowery Ballroom, New York, USA *
Thursday 19th - Union Transfer, Philadelphia, USA *