Beach Baby recently released track “Limousine” is Northern Transmissions’ ‘Video of the Day’. Following their debut US shows and international festivals, Beach Baby play a free gig in association with DIY on January 19th at the Old Blue Last, and have already been confirmed for this year’s Great Escape Festival, and will tour with Sundara Karma through February and March.
Mixing intense, post-punk and washed-out, 90s grunge, Beach Baby describe “Limousine” as a “semi-ironic, slightly bitter ode to a simple, traditional life. It’s about exhaustion, discontent and, ultimately, escapism. Produced alongside Adam Jaffrey (Bloc Party, Dev Hynes, Django Django), the clip 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, sensory take on slacker-pop was brought together via Athens, Dorset and Sheffield. They met in the musically-rich halls of Goldsmiths, where 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 dreamy mix of sounds that would define Beach Baby.
Jan 16th Leeds Superfriends, Headrow House
Jan 19th London Old Blue Last
Feb 23rd Bristol Thekla
Feb 24th Paris La Maroniquinerie (FRWRKS Festival)
Feb 25th Southampton Talking Heads
Feb 26th Bath Moles Club
Feb 27th Brighton Patterns
Feb 28th Cambridge The Portland Arms
Feb 29th Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
March 1st Edinburgh Sneaky Pete’s
March 2nd Newcastle Think Tank
March 4th Manchester Manchester Gorilla
March 5th Sheffield The Leadmill
March 6th Leeds The Wardrobe
March 7th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
March 8th Birmingham Rainbow Venues
March 9th Norwich Waterfront
March 10th London Dingwalls
March 11th Reading Sub89
May 19-21 Brighton The Great Escape Festival