Where I Come From
Details Lowtalker EP
You can Preorder the Lowtalker EP on vinyl from Memphis Industries and you’ll get an instant download of track Where I Come From and the digital version delivered to your in box on the day of release. Alternatively grab from iTunes and you’ll also receive an instant download of Where I Come From.
Menace Beach are Leeds based twosome Ryan Needham (vocals, guitar) and Liza Webster (vocals / guitar / synths) plus a revolving cast of local musicians.
Lowtalker is the band’s first release for their new label home Memphis Industries following a string of singles, including the Dream Out EP on French label Desire Records and the Drop Outs 7″ on the acclaimed Too Pure Singles Club.
Written over a summer of endless bleary-eyed bouts of insomnia, the first few Menace Beach tracks captured the zero attention span and spontaneous, weird-out nature of a couple of minds totally zoned-in to a fuzz pedal and a cassette recorder in the dead of night.
After several un-treated breakdowns and a subsequent rash decision to relocate to Leeds, Ryan and Liza shacked up with Matthew Johnson (Hookworms) to re-imagine their crackly 8-track demos at his Suburban Home studio. Joining them on the session, were friends Nestor Matthews (Sky Larkin) Matt Spalding, and Robert Lee (Pulled Apart By Horses) who fought their way through Liza’s rats nest of cables and home-made synth modules to blast through the songs during another all-nighter, having so much fun in the process that they all decided to stick around. The Menace Beach vortex has amazingly also recently sucked in Paul Draper of Mansun who performed with them on their Marc Riley session for BBC 6 Music.
The result is a kaleidoscopic vision of fuzzed out, psych-y pop that has been likened to Built To Spill, Pixies, Tame Impala and Urusei Yatsura.