Posts Tagged ‘Beach Skulls’

Beach Skulls don’t just make breezy dream pop, they also have a ramshackle, surfy garage-rock side that counterbalances the saccharine with some bitterness. Their first LP, Slow Grind, came out in 2016, and their latest album Las Dunas dropped this year. Las Dunas brings more prominent touches of neo-psych and Spanish and American garage, and though they hail from Manchester, a city of grey skies, their murky soundscapes have an unmistakable sunny glow. Singer and guitarist Ry Vieira’s vocals are elegant, pretty and almost feminine while his guitar influences span many decades with flickering garage pop melodies and at times leisurely rhythms and other times sputtering freak outs. Beach Skulls’ cinematic aesthetic is full of sandy imagery, bittersweet sonics and alluring personality.

Ry Vieira – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar (all tracks)
Jordan Finney – drums, percussion, backing vocals (all tracks)
Dan West – bass guitar, backing vocals (all tracks)
Lara Boundy – backing vocals (tracks 2, 6 and 10)
Lucy James – backing vocals (track 6)

“Sacred Citrus”, taken from Beach Skull’s new album “Las Dunas”

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Manchester trio Beach Skulls are back with their second album Las Dunas, the follow-up to the acclaimed debut album Slow Grind from 2016 which brought the band the attention of the likes of The Line of Best Fit, Clash, GoldFlakePaint and Under the Radar. Summery garage pop mixed with psych and dream pop influences, Las Dunas finds Beach Skulls refining and expanding their sonic palette, coupled with their strongest set of tracks yet.

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Ry Vieira – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar (all tracks)
Jordan Finney – drums, percussion, backing vocals (all tracks)
Dan West – bass guitar, backing vocals (all tracks)
Lara Boundy – backing vocals (tracks 2, 6 and 10)
Lucy James – backing vocals (track 6)

Released June 1st, 2018

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Here is the the latest single from Liverpool based Beach Skulls taken from their debut LP Slow Grind, which was released back in April . It follows first single Santa Fe, both are great garage pop nuggets that are well worth some of your precious ear-time.