1/09/2017

Menace Beach Premiere "Suck It Out" On Interview Magazine || Playing First US Shows at SXSW

Playing First US Shows at SXSW
New Album Lemon Memory Out January 20th Via Memphis Industries

“Despite the fact that front people Liza Violet and Ryan Needham sing about singing about death, everything seems to be beachy keen; the rest of the song carries on with playful guitar static and an upbeat rhythm section in a way that wouldn’t be out of place on a Castle Face compilation (the crunchy-but-lightweight mix certainly doesn’t hurt).”  - Stereogum
“Ryan Needham and Liza Violet know how to hit that sweet spot of warm n’ fuzzy, crunchy and catchy and fans of the new LVL Up and Car Seat Headrest LPs should take note if you haven’t heard them before. “– Brooklyn Vegan
“[Maybe we’ll drown], the first citrusy track features Liza Violet on lead vocals, and a spooky set of riffs. Needham joins her in the chorus, coming to a distorted crescendo of millennial worry and nonchalance as they croon the title of the track.” -KEXP

Leeds, U.K. noisemakers Menace Beach share their new single “Suck it Out” today on Interview Magazine. They've shared the track ahead of the release of their sophomore album "Lemon Memory" later this month and first US shows at SXSW in March. 

Written in Ibiza and recorded in Sheffield with Ross Orton (MIA, Arctic Monkeys, The Fall) “Lemon Memory” is in part an effort to lift a citrus based curse – trust us, it’s a real thing -  Ryan and Liza believe was placed on their house, via the hex breaking power of music.  It’s also the sound of a band finding their own identity, edging closer to some sort of grimy truth. Indeed, if debut LP Ratworld was Ryan’s record, “Lemon Memory” is very much a Liza record. Ryan explains “Liza got that look in the eye and a head-down-blinkers-on thing, and only a moron would try and get in the way of that. It’s all about keeping those ideas in their purest form and diluting as little as possible.”

US audiences will get their first chance to see Menace Beach live when they come over for SXSW. Before then they are touring the UK, starting later this month.

Tour Dates
31 Jan, Sheffield, UK - The Picture House
01 Feb, Leicester, UK -The Cookie
02 Feb, Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
03 Feb, Cardiff, UK - Clwb Ifor Bach
04 Feb, Southampton, UK - The Joiners
06 Feb, Oxford, UK - Bullingdon Arms
07 Feb, Brighton, UK - The Hope & Ruin
08 Feb, London, UK - Moth Club
09 Feb, Cambridge, The Portland Arms
10 Feb, Liverpool, UK - The Magnet
11 Feb, Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
14 Feb, Glasgow, UK - Broadcast
15 Feb, Edinburgh, UK - Sneaky Pete's
16 Feb, Newcastle, UK - The Cluny
17 Feb, Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Mar 14-19, Austin, TX - SXSW

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