Release Date: 02 September 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Beach Baby No Mind No Money Limited Vinyl LP
Beach Baby will release their much-anticipated debut album, 'No Mind No Money', on September 2nd via Island Records.
The band will be supporting Beaty Heart around the US in September, before playing their own series of headline dates across Europe (including an album launch show at London’s Scala on September 9th). Additional festival slots are still to come at Reading & Leeds and Festival Number 6, with across-the-board support at Radio 1, 6Music, Radio X and Spotify.
Captured vividly across ‘No Mind No Money’, London four-piece Beach Baby have built up a tightly-sealed, vaguely surreal world of their own. Their initial spark proved equally unusual: co-vocalists and guitarists Ollie and Lawrence met outside a Halloween party at the student bar, where Lawrence was disconcertingly dressed like Malcolm McDowell in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Inhabiting a character’s headspace proved to be cathartic for the four-piece, and extended to the fantastical, John Hughes and Virgin-Suicides-inspired visuals which accompany Beach Baby’s music (and are exhibited in the ‘UR’ video).
Beach Baby’s touchstones have now evolved to include seminal acts on both sides of the Atlantic –from Parquet Courts and Mac DeMarco to Ariel Pink and cult lo-fi artist Cleaners From Venus. They each supported themselves throughout this creatively-intense period with make-ends-meet jobs, which included working in burger joints, ‘charity muggers', and - in perhaps the oddest of odd jobs - working as a script reader for production companies like Icon. The aptly-titled ‘No Mind No Money’ touches frequently on those less-glamorous uncertainties of post-campus life: apathy, escapism, and the distance between your own future and the iconic bands or movies you grew up on.
Reflecting on completing their debut album, Beach Baby commented: “we hope that it manages to be both playful and sincere. Often the lightness of some of the melodies and harmonies belie some slightly murkier lyrical sketches. But to us, the record feels like a collection of narratives which explore common themes of loneliness and malaise, ecstasy and ego.” Ultimately tracing the sensation of becoming a grown up – and all the challenges that brings nowadays – ‘No Mind No Money’ is a colourful, summer-ready record in which darker, colder times linger only slightly out of shot.
01 Limousine (EP Version)
02 Lost Soul
03 No Mind No Money
05 Smoke Won't Get Me High
06 Hot Weather
08 U R
09 Bug Eyed and Blonde
11 How Lucky You Are