Ahead of their London show this evening, Menace Beach have returned with a brand new track.
The Leeds-based band - headed up by Liza Violet and Ryan Needham - have shared their new offering ‘Maybe We’ll Drown’, along with the news of their new album.
Written in Ibiza and recorded in Sheffield with Ross Orton, their second full-length is titled ‘Lemon Memory’ and sees the band trying to “lift a citrus based curse” which has apparently been placed on their house. It’ll be released on 20th January 2017 via Memphis Industries and is ten tracks in length. Check out the tracklisting:
Maybe We’ll Drown
Can’t Get a Haircut
Suck it Out
Watch Me Boil
You can pre-order the album - which also comes on a special scratch-n-sniff vinyl - here.
The first lemony taste of their new record comes in the form of the satisfyingly taut ‘Maybe We’ll Drown’, which pairs Liza’s sugary sweet vocals with just the right dose of haunting scuzz. “The one ‘rule’ thing we went into the album session with,” explains Liza, touching up the restraint shown in the track, “was to keep in mind that sometimes doing The Opposite is much more interesting.”
Get the first listen (and watch the video!) below.
That's not all: the band will be playing their first London headline show in bloody ages this evening (Wednesday 5th October) as part of the Jäger Curtain Call. They play at the Queen of Hoxton - final tickets are available now.
The band have also confirmed plans to head out on a UK tour in January and February 2017 - check out all of their upcoming shows below. Tickets go on sale this Friday (7th October) at 9am.
05 Queen of Hoxton, London
31 Sheffield, The Picture House
01 Leicester, The Cookie
02 Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
03 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
04 Southampton, The Joiners
06 Oxford, Bullingdon Arms
07 Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
08 London, Moth Club
09 Cambridge, The Portland Arms
10 Liverpool, The Magnet
11 Manchester, Deaf Institute
14 Glasgow, Broadcast
15 Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete's
16 Newcastle, The Cluny
17 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
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