Innovative and inventive band names are harder and harder to come up with. Using multiple letters or numbers to differentiate yourself is becoming the norm, for example Chvrches or even A$AP Rocky. However, this week’s discovery have gone a step further… BÊTE – french for ‘beast’ – are a Salford/Manchester based band, and they’re back producing sweet but dark tunes to set themselves apart from the norm.
Brand new track ‘Serenity’ follows previous debut single ‘Revolve’, in which BÊTE maintain the mysterious and moody atmosphere created by their squelching synths and reverb-ridden guitars in this haunting alt-rock. ‘Serenity’s slow and melancholy swelling approach to its chorus is quality, teasing the listener. Sombre and heartfelt lyrics “it works its way in wherever I’ll be, oh serenity” sang with vocals reminiscent of a northern King Krule is almost too emotive to bare. Bold and fresh drums patterns and quick descending guitar scales that could have been plucked straight from ‘Tubular Bells’ propel this song into further greatness. BÊTE have proved that a predictable outcome is not what to expect from any of their endeavors.
BÊTE support Formation at Manchester’s Soup Kitchen on the 27th November and ‘Serenity’ is out now.