MENACE BEACH ANNOUNCE SUPER TRANSPORTERREUM; STREAM TITLE TRACK NOW
EP RELEASED 25TH SEPTEMBER 2015 ON MEMPHIS INDUSTRIES
“like Bleach era Nirvana tanked up on candyfloss and ketamine” NME
“joyfully capture the exhilaration of alternative’s recent past” Pitchfork
“If Menace Beach were from Brooklyn or Seattle the hype would be deafening” DIY
Some bands don’t mess about. Having released their debut album Ratworld in January of this year, Menace Beach’s fizzing, over caffeinated creativity needed another outlet. So, in-between touring with the likes of Drenge and the Cribs, and becoming one of Johnny Marr’s new favourite bands, Menace Beach found time to head into the Suburban Home studio with Hookworm’s MJ to record a brand new EP, set for release this Autumn on Memphis Industries.
With its title coming from a flu-fever hallucination Liza experience while on tour, lead track “Super Transporterreum” – premiered today by NME.com – perfectly sums up Menace Beach’s off-kilter approach: all effervescent melody and hurtling fuzzed up guitars, not to mention the juddering half-speed choruses that, according to Menace Beach, feature “three bass guitars simultaneously doing a Bryan May riff.”
Elsewhere, “Hey Toupe” is an adrenaline fuelled arpeggiated thrash that Ryan says is “about a guy in London that made my skin crawl so much that it left my body and started heading back up the M1.” “Ghoul Power”cranks up the grunge in a tale about a pocket-size alien ghoul who soaks up your darkness and anxieties, who ends up a sweaty pale wreck after Menace Beach take him to too many parties and it shows (“It isn’t meant to be as cheaply metaphorical as it sounds” says Ryan). “The Line”‘s big hearted Big Star inspired melodicism was written after spending the afternoon doing a Geri Haliwell workout video in Rotterdam with a pensioner, and“Radiate Me” is either about being so fed up “I was praying for a nuclear missile to smash straight into my stupid face” (Ryan) or “A nice song about the sun” (Liza).
The Super Transporterreum EP is a distillation of what Menace Beach have previously called their “own grubby little Ratworld”, now with added technicolour. With band leaders Ryan and Liza’s unmistakable vocal interplay coming to the fore, their lopsided surreal and esoteric creativity means they have created a sound that is unmistakably their own.
Menace Beach will head in to the studio to record their second album shortly, and are on tour this year.
MENACE BEACH LIVE
17 July – Fell Foot Sound Festival
24 July – Secret Garden Party
25 July – Deer Shed Festival
03 Sep – End of the Road Festival
18 Sep – Point Ephemere, Paris
19 Sep – Leffingeleuren Festival, Belgium
20 Sep – Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
22 Sep – Comet Club, Berlin
23 Sep – Reeperbahn Festival, Hamburg
25 Sep – Liverpool Pool intl Psych Fest
30 Sep – Harley, Sheffield
01 Oct – XFM X:posure Live, Barfly
02 Oct – Bodega, Nottingham