Beach Slang’s 2015 album, ‘The Things We Do To Find People Like Us’, easily made its way into countless top ten lists. For rock fans, the record has an emotional and melodic reach that spans across the past decade.
Beach Slang incorporates elements from the old post-hardcore scene of the early 2000’s which members of the band inhabited, most notably lead singer and guitarist, James Alex, from the band Weston, and revitalises this sound. The result, a heavy, fuzz filled and fast paced pseudo post-hardcore and indie rock record that avoids the popular reductive label of ‘Emo Revival’.
Beach Slang give the impression that with this record they created something that directly reflects how they feel both with the bigger picture of their lives outside the band and an observation on the day to day minutia that so well defined the music scene they developed in during 2000 and 2001. This openness and honesty connects to the listeners and showcases why the have been making music that people have listened to for so long.
In some ways, the recording process has an inevitable caging effect where no matter the intensity of a track, something changes in the translation from live performance to final record. These little nuances that change are what will be most exciting to see when watching Beach Slang unleash their raw iterations of ‘The Things We Do To Find People Like Us’.
Get ready for their January 28th gig at the Exchange by listening to their most recent record and if you want a little more background on the band and their influences, check out this episode of the Washed Up Emo Podcast with lead singer, James Alex.
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