Beach Baby – ‘Sleeperhead’ video, 14-date UK Headline Tour

Beach Baby – ‘Sleeperhead’ video, 14-date UK Headline Tour

Beach Baby – ‘Sleeperhead’ video

14-Date UK Headline Tour + dates with Sundara Karam, Spring King & Festivals confirmed

“Might just be the strongest thing the fourpiece have released yet” NME

“One of the best new bands in Britain” Sunday Times Breaking Act

“Make no mistake, Beach Baby have every means of triumphing in the big leagues” DIY

“Captures the best of several genres – post-punk, baggy, shoegaze, grunge –without sounding like a mess” Guardian

“That aching, inexplicable magic of college innocence is all here” Stereogum

“You’ll fall for this London foursome” i-D

Beach Baby have premiered the striking new video for new single ‘Sleeperhead’, which is available today and will be released on March 11th via Handsome Dad. The band have also today announced plans for a 14-date UK headline tour – stopping at The Lexington on April 27th – in addition to extensive forthcoming dates with Spring King, Sundara Karma, Billy Ryder-Jones, and early festival confirmations (Great Escape, Live at Leeds). ‘Sleeperhead’ has already picked up support across Radio 1, Beats 1, 6Music, Radio X and seen the band surpass 1.5 million streams on Spotify.

 

Mixing intense, infectious post-punk and washed-out, 90s grunge, Beach Baby describe ‘Sleeperhead’ as a “semi-ironic, slightly bitter ode to a simple, traditional life. It’s about exhaustion, discontent and, ultimately, escapism. We wanted to follow ‘Limousine’ with something that would still make you want to drive with the roof down, even in the depths of the British winter.” Produced alongside Adam Jaffrey (Bloc Party, Dev Hynes, Django Django), ‘Sleepherhead’ lands somewhere between the band’s South London campus-roots and the escapist, wryly detached world of John Hughes or ‘The Virgin Suicides’ (whose influence can be felt in their accomplished early videos).
Beach Baby are a London-based four-piece whose transatlantic, sensory take on slacker-pop was brought together via Athens, Dorset and Sheffield. They met in the musically-rich halls of Goldsmiths, where co-vocalists Ollie and Lawrence placed an advert looking to flesh out their then-folk-driven duo. Future bassist Iraklis turned up dressing like a 50s freshman (and swiftly got the gig), before the addition of drummer Shep rounded off the dreamy mix of sounds that would define Beach Baby. And it’s this quintessentially British take on the glamourized post-college experience – the frustrations and thwarted fantasies that might actually await you – which underline Beach Baby: a band who now move towards their moment in the sun.
Feb 16th         London           100 Clyub (with Spring King)
Feb 19th         Manchester   Deaf Institute (with Spring King)
Feb 23rd          Bristol             Thekla (with Sundara Karma)
Feb 24th          Paris               La Maroniquinerie (FRWRKS Festival)
Feb 25th          Southampton Talking Heads  (with Sundara Karma)
Feb 26th          Bath                Moles Club (with Sundara Karma)
Feb 27th          Brighton         Patterns (with Sundara Karma)
Feb 28th          Cambridge     The Portland Arms (with Sundara Karma)
Feb 29th          Glasgow          King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut (with Sundara Karma)
March 1st        Edinburgh      Sneaky Pete’s (with Sundara Karma)
March 2nd       Newcastle       Think Tank (with Sundara Karma)
March 3rd       London            Scala (with Bill Ryder-Jones)
March 4th        Manchester    Manchester Gorilla (with Sundara Karma)
March 5th        Sheffield         The Leadmill (with Sundara Karma)
March 6th        Leeds              The Wardrobe (with Sundara Karma)
March 7th        Nottingham    Rescue Rooms (with Sundara Karma)
March 8th        Birmingham   Rainbow Venues (with Sundara Karma)
March 9th        Norwich         Waterfront (with Sundara Karma)
March 10th     London           Dingwalls (with Sundara Karma)
March 11th     Reading          Sub89 (with Sundara Karma)
April 13th       Bristol             Louisana **Headline Show w/ Willie J Healey**
April 14th       Cardiff             Clwb Ifor Bach **Headline Show w/ Willie J Healey**
April 19th       Glasgow          Stereo **Headline Show w/ Willie J Healey**
April 20th       Newcastle      Think Tank **Headline Show w/ Willie J Healey**
April 21st        Liverpool       Studio 2 **Headline Show w/ Willie J Healey**
April 22nd      Manchester    Soup Kitchen **Headline Show w/ Willie J Healey**
April 23rd       Leicester        The Cookie **Headline Show w/ Willie J Healey**
April 24th       Birmingham   Sunflower Lounge **Headline Show w/ Willie J Healey**
April 25th       Oxford             The Bullingdon **Headline Show w/ Babeheaven**
April 26th       Norwich          Norwich Arts Centre **Headline Show w/ Babeheaven**
April 27th       London            Lexington **Headline Show w/ Babeheaven**
April 29th       Southampton  Joiners **Headline Show w/ Babeheaven**
April 30th       Leeds                Live At Leeds Festival
May 1               Nottingham     Bodega **Headline Show w/ Babeheaven**
May 2               Guildford         Boiler Room **Headline Show w/ Babeheaven**
May 19-21      Brighton         The Great Escape Festival
July 15-17       Oxfordshire    Truck Festival

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