MENACE BEACH – ” Dream Out ” EP

Posted: May 16, 2015 in MUSIC
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Menace Beach are a four-piece that might be more familiar to you that it first may appear, with representatives from the likes of Hookworms, Sky Larkin and You Animals on all on board. It’s easy to write off Menace Beach for being one more scuzzy, surf-punk bands that have been consistently invading our blogosphere for the past few years after taking one look at their art work and making a sarcastic chuckle at their name.  Of course I wouldn’t be making this blog post if that was all there is too Menace Beach and as it turns out there is a lot more to the UK band than first impressions would let on.  For better or for worse, a lot of surf-punk neglects putting time into writing a memorable verse as long as the hook is catchy enough.  With ‘Dream Out’, Menace Beach ditch that idea and experiment with psych-rock sounds and as a result their verses and instrumentation are incredibly melodic and instantly catchy.  Through their entire Dream Out EP, Menace Beach make the kind of music that I would expect from John Lennon if he had grown up as a skater in Southern California during the 90s.  They have an ear for grand, psychedelic compositions but have enough pop sensibilities to keep their jams under 3 minutes.

Debut EP Dream Out is set for a limited run of 50, rad looking, jelly red cassettes and was released mid November. Until then, wrap your ears around a stream of the four fuzzed out out tracks

New single on Too Pure by Leeds (kinda super-group) Menace Beach featuring Rob from Pulled Apart By Horses, Nestor from Sky Larkin and Matt from Hookworms.
Fuzzy slacker pop sounding like they should come from a beach in LA…not Leeds! For fans of bands like Splashh, Swim Deep, The History Of Apple Pie..

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