Beach Riot: Slackers – single review

Beach RiotBeach Riot – Slackers

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8/10

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Brighton/London-based fuzz poppers Beach Riot drop aptly-titled new single Slackers.

With a desire to “make music people can lose their shit to”, the Brighton/London-based four-piece Beach Riot are create a racket that owes a lot to the grunge and slacker-pop of ’90s America, but delivers with an obliquely British twist.

Kicking off with a cacophony of distorted guitars, and coming in at just under three minutes, the aptly-titled Slackers is built around a chunky, chugging guitar riff that veers chaotically between crisp and clean and hugely distorted. An ode to the uncertainties of young love, and the self-doubt and anxieties it brings with it, the track’s dichotomy of stripped back power chords and imposing distortion marries its aesthetic perfectly with its narrative.

With the release kicking off a string of live dates over Summer, if you like what you hear as much as we do, you can check them out at one of the below shows:

9th August – Deadbeat Disco @ The Globe, Brighton

12th August – LeeFest, Kent

2nd September – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton (w/ Bootleg Rascals)

3rd September – O2 Academy 2 Islington (w/ Bootleg Rascals)

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More from Beach Riot can be found on their Facebook and they tweet as: @BeachRiot.

Dave Beech is a music writer based out of Manchester. He writes and edits for a number of different websites and links to his work can be found over at his blog, Life’s A Beech, as well as his Louder Than War Author Archive. He also tweets as @Dave__Beech

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