Leeds-based fuzz-rockers Menace Beach have been floating around here and there throughout 2014, steadily building up a reputation that that has led to their debut LP Ratworld – which will be released on January 15th via Memphis Industries – becoming hugely anticipated.
Until now, there hadn’t been a full-blown tour around the UK for fans to really get their teeth stuck into, but come the end of January and the unveiling of the album, all that will change.
The band will perform in-stores in Leeds and Nottingham, and an album launch special in Kingston, before hitting the road proper at The Broadcast in Glasgow on January 25th. It all culminates with what will no doubt be a sizzling homecoming finale at Brudenell Social Club on February 1st.
What’s more, there’s also a new track for us to wrap our ears around. ‘Blue Eye’ demonstrates another string to the five-piece’s bow, taking us on an ethereal meander that embraces psychedelia and distorted balladry – this could well end up being one of the record’s most poignant sonic moments.
Foe those who want to catch Menace Beach on their upcoming live tour, check out the full details below.
January 19th – Jumbo Records, Leeds (Instore)
January 20th – Rough Trade, Nottingham (Instore)
January 22nd – New Slang, Kingston (Album Launch)
January 25th – Broadcast, Glasgow
January 26th – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
January 27th – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
January 28th – Louisiana, Bristol
January 29th – The Sebright Arms, London
January 30th – Prince Albert, Brighton
February 1st – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds