“Limousine” by Beach Baby

Beach Baby have announced details of new single ‘Limousine’, which will be released on November 16th via Handsome Dad and arrives ahead of their headline show at Boston Music Rooms on October 8th. This follows acclaimed summer track ‘No Mind No Money’, which went Top 10 on Hype Machine and saw the band surpass half a million Spotify plays, led to festival appearances at the likes of Field Day and Latitude, and picked up plays across Radio 1, 6Music and XFM. Confirmed to tour with Hooton Tennis Club around the UK in October, Beach Baby are also set to make their debut US appearance at CMJ and in L.A this October, before sets at London Calling, SWN and Community Festival (The Macbeth, November 5th).

New single ‘Limousine’ sees Beach Baby’s sensory take on apathetic, US-inspired slacker-pop build to their most instant and frenetic song to date. Lyrically, it’s a surreal snapshot of suburban egoism, portraying a sociopathic character in fickle pursuit of the fast-pace (“and if all the world is swimming under, you walk across the water / Like some kind of Jesus Freak”). With a punkier edge honed alongside producer Adam Jaffrey (Bloc Party, Dev Hynes, Django Django), ‘Limousine’ 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, dreamy mix sounds was brought together via Athens, Dorset and Sheffield. They met in the musically-rich halls of Goldsmiths, where languid 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 elements of US grunge, post-punk and 60s pop 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, despite it all, now move towards their moment in the sun.

8 Oct – Boston Music Rooms (headline show)
9 Oct – Norwich Sound & Vision Festival, Norwich
10 Oct – Twisterella Festival, Middlesborough
14 Oct – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
14 Oct – Berlin, New York, NY
15 Oct – The Studio at Webster Hall, New York, NY
16 Oct – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
19 Oct – Bardot, Los Angeles, CA
20 Oct – Bootleg Bar, Los Angeles, CA
24 Oct – Beacons Metro Festival, Leeds
25 Oct – Forum, Tunbridge Wells *
26 Oct – Joiners, Southampton *
27 Oct – Green Door Store, Brighton *
28 Oct – Hare and Hound, Birmingham *
29 Oct – Hoxton Bar and Kitchen, London *
30 Oct – Soup Kitchen, Manchester *
31 Oct – Glad Cafe, Glasgow *
1 Nov – London Calling, Amsterdam
2 Nov – Duchess, York *
3 Nov – Adelphi, Hull *
4 Nov – Harley, Sheffield *
5 Nov – Community Festival, London
8 Nov – SWN Festival, Cardiff

* Hooton Tennis Club Tour