Brighton upstarts Beach Riot have announced their debut EP release for January 25th via Vallance Records. Fronted by a fine slice of catchy, fuzzy pop in new single, Good To Know (That I’m Still on Your Mind), the 4-track EP was recorded by Blood Red Shoes’ Steven Ansell.
Their new single, Good To Know (That I’m Still on Your Mind) “is the sound of broken relationships that linger in the dust once the decision to break up becomes reality” explains O’Connor. “It’s the emptiness of making that tough decision, the upside-down, gut-wrenching feeling of walking away from something that clearly doesn’t work anymore. Those urges that still pull heart strings when you see your ex-partner like a social media post, or ask you how you’re doing – and you realise they are still thinking about you even though they broke your heart.”
Listen to ‘Good To Know (I’m Still On Your Mind)’ below.
Beach Riot will also play an EP launch show at Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar on 3rd December.
Beach Riot formed back in February 2017 and started playing live at beach bars, parties and venues on the South Coast to support two previous single releases that picked up support from John Kennedy at Radio X and BBC Introducing, followed by a number 12 on the Amazing Radio chart and a slot at Reading & Leeds Festival.
Fronted by Rory O’Connor (guitars, vocals and songwriter) and Cami Menditeguy (guitar and vocals), and the rhythm section of Jim Faulkner (bass and vocals) and Jonny Ross (drums), Beach Riot’s line-up formed when Cami Menditeguy landed in London from her home country of Argentina in a bold move, as an 18 year old, to front a rock band in a new country. Living on a horse farm playing guitar alone for so long was no longer an option, so to find funds for a move, Cami made her flight money by gambling on racing horses and then picked East London’s music scene as her prime new location. Isolated in unknown territory for two years of being in the big smoke, the breakthrough came when meeting O’Connor at a local show where they realised they had a lot in common: Ice cream, weird guitars, PJ Harvey , Mudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups. Beach Riot was then born and the gamble paid off.
Pre-order the 3-way limited 100 runs of vinyl in black, white or pink from Vallance Records, (home to Sisteray, Strange Cages and False Heads) at http://bit.ly/BEACHRIOTSTORE. Or download the single right now from Spotify and i-Tunes today.