Share new single “Scrolling Down” via La Castanya
Out 24 Feb – Digital / 10 March – 7″
Listen to the track here
Barcelona-based Majorcan quartet Beach Beach return with a brand new single “Scrolling Down”, an ode to the hangover. The 7″ is a seltzer-fizzing slice of laid-back indiepop, due out via La Castanya digitally on 24 February & physically on 10 March 2017.
The Line Of Best Fit premiered the new single, praising the song’s ability to; “lift out of the haze of confusion, ever-so-delicately restoring your sense of the world to rights.”
Following Beach Beach’s critically acclaimed album The Sea (La Castanya 2014), “Scrolling Down” serves up layered, wistful guitars and surreptitiously complex melodies which grow more intriguing and distinctive with each subsequent listen. Gorgeous and considered, the song melds a classic indiepop arrangement with a crescendo of oscillating drums – signifying a darker, introspective inclination. This tension is revealed as a collective one: the guilt felt during a hangover. The lyrics depict the familiar scenario of waking up and, out of habit, mindlessly scrolling through your phone whilst feeling overwhelmed with regret.
Inspired by the jangle pop sounds of Sarah Records or Flying Nun, with added elements of 90’s indie rock and classic rock from the 70’s, the songs recall bands like Teenage Fanclub (whom Beach Beach will be supporting on the Spanish leg of their tour, having previously performed as Gerard Love’s backing band). Beach Beach have also toured extensively, playing live across the UK, Europe, and South America as well as festivals such as Primavera Sound, FIB and Eurosonic.
The band, consisting of Pau Riutort, Tomeu Mulet, Àngel Garau and Lluís Cabot, spent their time between releases playing for and constructing other projects; Lluis and Angel performed as Da Souza, Pau played drums in El Guincho and Extraperlo, and Tomeu performed as Polseguera. This experimentation became a valuable blueprint for Beach Beach’s more assured songwriting.