Premiere: Beach Riot – ‘Slackers’

Taking influence from the likes of Queens Of The Stone Age, Sleater Kinney and Pavement, London/Brighton-based band Beach Riot came together through their mutual love of Demob Happy, and are now set to share a brand new single.

A wonderfully scuzzy slice of energy-fuelled garage rock, ‘Slackers’ races with thrashing riffs and pounding beats alongside subtle harmonies, creating a whirring, raucous cacophony. Oozing a raw, lo-fi grit, this new offering is an instant ear worm; a truly infectious introduction to this riotous new band.

Of the track, the band explain: “Slackers is all about when you are young and start seeing someone, it gets heavy way too quickly, and you start to freak out.. half about them and half about you. It was also written on the fly whilst walking to a gig in like, 5 minutes…”.

Listen to ‘Slackers’ here:

‘Slackers’ is out 12 July and you can catch Beach Riot live over the next couple of months:

14 July – TBC (w/ Honey Lung)
9 August – Deadbeat Disco @ The Globe, Brighton
12 August – LeeFest, Kent
2  September – Sticky Mikes Frog Bar, Brighton (w/ Bootleg Rascals)
3 September – O2 Academy 2 Islington (w/ Bootleg Rascals)

Mari Lane

Mari Lane

Editor, London. Likes: Kathleen Hanna, 6Music, live music in the sunshine. Dislikes: Sexism, pineapples, the misuse of apostrophes.