BEACHY HEAD – ” Beachy Head “

Posted: March 28, 2021 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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In 2019 Christian Savill found himself alone and with a year off from playing guitar for his grown-up band Slowdive. He started writing and demoing songs with no particular plan. From 2001 he had recorded with long time friend and collaborator Sean Hewson as Monster Movie releasing several albums on Graveface Records. with help from Rachel Goswell (Slowdive)These new ideas felt different in that they’re more personal and honest.

Christian sent these sketches to good friends and multi-instrumentalists, Ryan Graveface (Dreamend / The Casket Girls) and Steve Clarke (The Soft Cavalry), and Beachy Head was formed. Ryan and Christian put flesh on the bones in Savannah just before Covid struck. Matt Duckworth (Flaming Lips) added drums. In between lockdowns back in the UK Steve added harmonies and other instrumentation. The final touch of recording was Rachel Goswell (Slowdive / Mojave 3 / The Soft Cavalry / Minor Victories) contributing vocals on a few songs.

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Christian and I recorded the structure of these tunes in Savannah 2 weeks before the pandemic hit and we’ve been file-trading ever since,” say Ryan. You can listen to the album’s closing track, “Destroy Us,” which sounds a little like Slowdive and a little like Graveface bands (and a little like M83).

 The final touch of recording was Rachel Goswell (Slowdive / Mojave 3 / The Soft Cavalry / Minor Victories) contributing vocals on a few songs. Beachy Head is a chalk cliff in Sussex. It’s one of Britain’s most popular beauty spots but also a notorious suicide spot. 

Goswell was also in The Soft Cavalry with Clarke and the two are married.

Releases April 30th, 2021

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