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Bio Menace Beach
We are delighted to announce the signing of Menace Beach; led by duel vocalists Ryan Needham and Liza Violet.
The Leeds based band boast a revolving cast of local luminaries in their line up, including MJ of Hookworms on lead guitar Nestor Matthews of Sky Larkin on drums, Robert Lee of Pulled Apart By Horses on guitar/ bass Matt Spalding on bass and, very occasionally, Paul Draper ex-Mansun legend on guitar and back up vocals.
Following two quick fire releases on French imprint Desire Records and the acclaimed Too Pure Singles Club, their debut release for Memphis Industries will be the five track Lowtalker EP on 13 January 2014 on 12” and download. The first track of which, the fuzzy psych-pop of Where I Come From, is available to stream right here:
Ryan says of the new EP :
“If, lyrically, the first load of songs we did were a document of losing it again, being ill, moving cities, and all that comes with that, then I guess the songs on Lowtalker are about the aftermath of that; getting better, making friends and trying to reconnect mentally and spiritually. I feel like there’s a lot of positivity on there”.
Lowtalker was recorded, produced and mixed by Hookworms’ MJ at his Suburban Home studios in Leeds over four pizza, coffee and falafel fuelled days.