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Menace Beach Share Satellite

With their new album, Black Rainbow Sound, set for release August 31 via Memphis Industries, Leeds-based duo Menace Beach are sharing the last single from the new record, ‘Satellite’. Explaining what the new single is about, Ryan of Menace Beach said “I wrote the words to 'Satellite' after I came back to Leeds and saw how crazily nuanced and weird the bond between Liza and her dog had become. It got me thinking about clairvoyance in human relationships and how developed and extrasensory they would become if we constantly studied each other as much as that little guy watches Liza, or even if we just paid a little more attention to each other.”

New album, Black Rainbow Sound, is the band's first new material since early 2017’s Lemon Memory, and after a self-imposed break from tour duties, the album exhibits a profound shift in their sound, whilst still mainlining the blasts of noise, visceral power, and timeless pop songsmithery of their previous releases. Unlike the bands previous records, Black Rainbow Sound came to life in the bands studio, where Liza Violet and Ryan Needham built dense late-night orchestrations from drum machines, synthesizers, loops and guitar noise, before being ripped apart and reimagined by the full Menace Beach cast at The Nave studio in Leeds with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls).

Liza adds “There’s always been a bit of artistic push and pull between us on the balance of synth noise vs guitars noise and the guitars have previously always taken over, probably because we all know now how to make loud guitars sound really exciting in a room. But when we started writing this record I was feeling too much reality in the sound of a guitar and I really wanted to give something more this time. Once I had the sounds in my head I couldn’t really compromise."

See Menace Beach live:

7 Sep – Leeds, Jumbo Records – 5:30PM

8 Sep – Huddersfield, Vinyl Tap Records – 2PM

9 Sep – Sheffield, Bear Tree Records – 3PM

11 Sep – Wakefield, Wah Wah Records – 6PM

18 Oct – Derby, The Hairy Dog

20 Oct – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

22 Oct – Glasgow, Broadcast

23 Oct – Newcastle, The Cluny 2

24 Oct – Manchester, Deaf Institute

25 Oct – London, Oslo

26 Oct – Bristol, Rough Trade

27 Oct – Sheffield, Picture House Social

02 Nov – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club




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