Today I’d like to talk to you about some new music, a new band in fact. You may have noticed this is a music blog so please don’t be that surprised. Thing is I’m too lazy to think of what to write so I’m just going to copy and paste shit from Crushed Beaks bio on their webpage. I’ll make my own notes as well because sometime these bios can be a little bit confusing. What can I say, I’m a busy chap. Twitter doesn’t read itself ya know.
“…Crushed Beaks are a duo from London (that means there are 2 of them and they live in London), comprised of Alex Morris and Matthew Poile (I wonder if Alex is related to Rae? Probably not). Fuzzy walls of noise meld with pounding drums and swirling melodies to create a sound that is much larger than its constituent parts (i.e. they make a loud noise with distortion and reverb pedals and a drum kit and some singing, quite a lot of loud noise for just two of them). Starting life as a bedroom project in 2010, they bonded over a shared love of Italian horror films (they maybe slightly geeky, or have argophobia. They pretend they have cool taste in films but really they love Legally Blonde), and a handful of hastily recorded demos quickly developed into a ferocious live show that always maintains a balance between noise and the melodies that underpin it (they sometimes manage to leave the house to do some gigs). A few months ago they set to work recording in a church and a wendy house (I believe the church bit, I think the wendy house may be a fib to make them look quirky). Crushed Beaks will release their debut single ‘Close-Ups/ Sun Dogs’ on Too Pure Records on 21st November 2011 (The band have a single coming out in November, on a record label. It’s called Close Ups and the B-side is called Sun Dogs. It’s their first release)….”
For some reason they only have the b-side to the single up online, seems a bit daft to me, unless they have cooked up an ingenious plan to create an online buzz…
Crushed Beaks – Sun Dogs
And yes, I realize that every other blog in the whole world has already featured the band. So what. Sue me.
Catch the band live, in London, over the next few weeks, I’ll be at one of these shows, I’m liking what I’ve heard!
14/10/11 – Servants Jazz Quarter, Dalston
15/10/11 – The Macbeth, Hoxton *All Dayze All Dayer (w/ Drums of Death, Fuck Butttons (DJ), Solar Bears and The Haxan Cloak)*
20/10/11 – The Victoria, Dalston (w/ Foe and Petscene)
9/11/11 – The Lexington, Islington *The Line of Best Fit Presents… (w/ My Sad Captains, Evans the Death and Red Kite)*
11/11/11 – The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch *TOO PURE SINGLE LAUNCH (support from the magical Canute)*
17/11/11 – The Old Blue Last, Shoreditch (w/ Young Husband)