Beach Baby have announced plans for a new single, 'No Mind No Money',
which will be released on June 22nd via Chess Club / Discowax / B3SCI.
This follows the success of debut track 'Ladybird', which picked up plays across Radio 1, 6Music and XFM, saw the band perform a sold-out headline show at Sebright Arms and also open for the likes of Jungle and Django Django. With a slot at The Great Escape festival to follow on May 19th, Beach Baby have also announced a London headline date at Boston Music Rooms for October 8th (tickets are on sale now).
On their second single, Beach Baby continue to cement their reputation as one of the more idiosyncratic new bands of the year. Warm but vaguely unsettling, 'No Mind No Money' is an atmospheric blend of summery, 60s-inspired American pop with the moodier, alternative British New Wave or Post-Punk acts (The Cure, The Durutti Column) that would follow later - all driven by Ollie and Lawrence's languid, harmonic shared lead-vocal. Lyrically more yearning and ambiguous than 'Ladybird', this is as much about loss and frustration as it is trying to embrace that in some way ("and when I close my eyes, I find I'm left behind / that's alright, yeah nevermind"). 'No Mind No Money' was co-produced by William Lowes and given a suitably dreamy mix by Cenzo Townshend (Jamie T, The Maccabees, Franz Ferdinand).
Beach Baby are a London-based four-piece whose apathetic alternative-pop finds it roots across Athens, Dorset and Sheffield. The band met in the musically-rich halls of Goldsmiths College, where co-vocalists Ollie and Lawrence placed an advert looking to build on their then-folk-driven, dual songwriting partnership: future bassist Iraklis turned up dressing like a 50's college freshman (and swiftly got the gig), before drummer Shep completed the equation. Balancing their escapist sound with make-do jobs ranging from a teaching assistant to feature-film script readers, the band have arrived fully-formed at the striking aesthetic of Beach Baby.
'No Mind No Money' will be accompanied by another brand new song - the driving, euphoric 'U R' - together with a second video from Lily Rose Thomas, who directed the acclaimed 'Ladybird' film and further establishes a visual narrative of femininity and suburban romance.
"Captures the best of several genres - post-punk, baggy, shoegaze, grunge - without sounding like a mess...could be big" - Guardian
"Wide-eyed and gorgeous - Noisey
"Hazy and textured - NME Radar
"Make no mistake, Beach Baby have every means of triumphing in the big leagues - DIY
"A killer-hook sensibility - Sunday Times Hottest Tracks
"A force to be reckoned with - Clash