High energy guitar pop quartet The Beths make their Brighton debut!
New Zealand four-piece The Beths channel their longtime friendship into high-energy guitar pop with a smart lyrical bite. Guitarist, lead vocalist, and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce attended high school together before meeting up with longtime mates bassist Benjamin Sinclair and drummer Ivan Luketina-Johnston at the University of Auckland, where all four studied jazz. After gigging together in a variety of configurations, everything clicked, and The Beths were born.
Their debut EP, 2016's Warm Blood, overflows with explosive guitar riffs and infectious indie-rock hooks. Produced by Pearce and featuring all four members on joyful vocal harmonies that recall the best 60s pop, tracks like ace lead single DzWhateverdz and impossibly catchy standout DzIdea/Intentdz. Their freshman album, Future Me Hates Me, also produced by Pearce, arrives later this year; fans of artists like Sleater-Kinney and Best Coast should remain on high alert for the first full-length from their new favorite band.
Currls: Their style is an infusion of glam rock, post punk and new wave influences, plentiful with thick bass lines and thriving drums to keep you moving. A sweet twist on garage rock with statement hooks to remember and raspy soul vocals.