Beach Baby premiere ‘Smoke Won’t Get Me High’ video
First live shows of 2017 also confirmed
Debut album – ‘No Mind No Money’ – out now
Praise for ‘No Mind No Money’
“Captures a sense of loneliness, dreaming and desperation…they’re unstoppable” Dork ****
“Spellbinding…a prosperous future ahead” DIY ****
“A captivating warmth and comfort which will ultimately keep you coming back for more” Clash
“One of the best new bands in Britain” Sunday Times
“Their songs slouch like teenagers, but listen closely and you’ll hear this London band have an ear for melody and lyrical turn of phrase” GQ
Beach Baby have premiered a video for album highlight ‘Smoke Won’t Get Me High’, taken from their acclaimed debut ‘No Mind No Money’. Following sold-out shows last year at London’s Scala and Village Underground, on top of dates with Glass Animals, and Palace, the band have also confirmed details of their first shows of 2017: an intimate set at Kamio on February 17th (as part of Phil Taggart’s Slacker night) and curating a charity show for Youth Music at the Montague Arms on March 30th.
Tongue in cheek – yet also deadly serious – ‘Smoke Won’t Get Me High’ was originally written after a bad night’s sleep, and captures those strange thoughts when you’re trapped in your own head in the early hours (childhood, death, sex, and everything in between). The video for the track, write the band, “was made on a whim during a night out, in celebration of a funky new hair-do. We shot it on a DV camera with an iPhone torch as lighting.”
An effortless blend of 80s New Wave, 90s grunge and 60s US pop, debut album ‘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. Hailing from the musically-rich halls of Goldsmiths, 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. The band supported themselves through the creatively-intense period of writing which followed 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. Appropriately, then, Beach Baby’s songs touch frequently on the repetition of mundane routines, the temptations of the more tradition life, and a series of strange suburban characters (which extends to the record’s hazy, John Hughes and Virgin-Suicides-inspired imagery).
Beach Baby – who are also currently hard at work on new material – will announce further plans for 2017 soon.
WATCH the ‘Smoke Won’t Get Me High’
LISTEN to ‘No Mind No Money’: https://open.spotify.com/album/2FOdCuMnoJrP8R2Z3Jtrmc