[LISTEN] Beach Riot - Slackers

We introduced the fuzzy-pop bunch Beach Riots to you with their energetic anthem and second single 'Mr Fixer'. The quartet's DIY nature assorts as a distorted haze compiled with distorted hooks and distinctive raw energy that’s incredibly current. All of this attends to a current underground scene that is brimming with fuzzy grunge. Taking influences from the likes of Queens of the Stone Age, Cable, Sleater-Kinney and Pavement, their sound is brash and untamed.

Now returning with their newest single ‘Slackers’, the band are left stripped with nothing to hide but only their distinctive rawness. On the song's inspiration, Beach Riot explain “Slackers is all about when you are young and start seeing someone, it gets heavy way too quickly, and you start to freak out.. half about them and half about you. It was also written on the fly whilst walking to a gig in like, 5 minutes...”. 

Melancholic power chords, dual boy/girl vocal harmonies, all combine together in a huge sound thats showered in grimacing lo-fi grit. With the release of ‘Slackers’, this kicks off an exciting set of live dates scattered across the UK.

14th July - Trinity Bar, Harrow (w/ Honey Lung)

4th August - Deadbeat Disco @ The Globe, Brighton

7th August - New Moons, @ The Old Blue Last, London

12th August - LeeFest, Kent

2nd September - Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton (w/ Bootleg Rascals)

3rd September - O2 Academy 2 Islington (w/ Bootleg Rascals)

Words by Cole Samson