Beach Baby release new single “Lost Soul”

Beach Baby release new single "Lost Soul" on Island Records, available everywhere on May 20th.

Beach Baby have confirmed details of latest single “Lost Soul” – their first since signing to Island Records – which is available today, and everywhere on May 20th. Beach Baby head out on a 15-date headline tour this month, featuring The Lexington on April 27th, in addition to a string of festival confirmations (Great Escape, Live at Leeds).

An early blast of spring, ‘Lost Soul’ blends Beach Baby’s slacker-inspired alternative rock with a keener focus on sunny 60s US pop, an idiosyncratic mix quickly becoming typical of the London four-piece. Lyrically, though, it’s less idyllic, describing an existential crisis in which (say the band) “you feel like a spectator in your own life, and are struggling to find a purpose. We also tried to infuse ‘Lost Soul’ with some of the sex and bravado of Motown, which is a new thing for us.”

Beach Baby met in the musically-rich halls of Goldsmiths – via Brighton, Dorset and Sheffield – where co-vocalists Ollie and Lawrence placed an advert in halls looking to flesh out their then-folk-driven duo. Joined by drummer Shep and bassist Jack, the band’s songs – often transatlantic in sound – touch 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 (John Hughes or ‘The Virgin Suicides’ have been an equal catalyst for Beach Baby’s early videos, with their wryly-detached snapshots of suburbia).

Beach Baby tour dates

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