The Welsh indie-dance quintet Beach Fatigue released the single Drunken Grrrls yesterday.
Long in existence, under the name Heavy Petting Zoo, becoming Beach Fatigue in the past few months and Drunken Grrrls is the début single under the new moniker.
Head for the Edwardian Drapes, before hitting play as Drunken Grrrls finds the listener in synchronised footstep with a slo-mo version of Teddy rock’n’roll. By putting the brakes on the tempo Beach Fatigue is able to create a softness to the sound that reflects well of the lethargic pace and flabbiness of the ’10s.
Beach Fatigue more than make up for the slower tempo by utilising the extra time to create the gentle waves of guitar which lay over a percussion that furiously taps away keeping time with the original ’50s and using the room to navigate the wider drum-kit, as the bass checks the marks that slows the pace and from which the vocal becomes the focus of attention.
I can only hope the quintet, what ever they call themselves, are still playing in another five years time as they have much to add to the world of indie-dance music.
Drunken Grrrls – Single – Beach Fatigue is available on iTunes.*
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