The Welsh dark-rock quintet Beach Fatigue are due to release their Eponymous LP on the 4th of March.
Beach Fatigue – To Die For
The track – To Die For, which is the third of the dozen on the just under forty minute LP that I have had the pleasure of listening to in full and will provide a full track by track review when I am able to share my picks of the pieces of music, was made available a few hours ago.
To Die For rattles the foundations and will have you checking there isn’t a herd of elephants in the cellar as a luscious bass and bass-drum battle as to who can gain greater attention, whilst the shoegazy guitars sound as they should be featuring on a Moriconne soundtrack from which the signature vocal splits the eardrums.
The absolute joy of Beach Fatigue is their ability to coalesce all these disparate ideas into a just under four minute track of coherence that just needs to be heard again immediately.
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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.
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Drunken Grrrls – Single – Beach Fatigue is available on iTunes.*
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