Fuzzy, strung-out, but fueled by positivity: Liza Violet & Ryan Needham – aka Menace Beach – have shared their new single ‘Crawl in Love’, taken from their upcoming album Black Rainbow Sound. Due on August 31st via Memphis Industries, the new record is a “a colourful world of bizzaro no-wave analogue synths and static, drenched in electronic euphoria”.
The Leeds-based band have been busy flitting between their bedrooms and The Nave studio in Leeds, writing and recording Black Rainbow Sound with producer Matt Peel (Eagulls). It’s the band’s first new material since early 2017’s Lemon Memory, and features a collaboration with Brix Smith of The Fall, and Brix and the Extricated.
Speaking about their new song ‘Crawl In Love’, Ryan said: “It’s tough to justify chucking another song with ‘love’ in the title on the pile, but ’Crawl in Love’ is truly the most unabashed, chock-full of joy song we’ve ever written and it came to us at a time when the endless horror of these times seemed to be really upping its game on a daily basis…I just went full cliche hippy and started writing list after list that explored and celebrated all ideas of love in the universe, a search for every last drop I could think of. Writing this one really gave me the mental rest I needed at that time.”
Menace Beach are gearing up to tour the UK again in October & November. Check out their dates below, and learn the words to ‘Crawl In Love’ in the meantime.
Menace Beach UK Tour Dates 2018
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