Cover photo credit: Colin Hawkins.
Bath. The city with the ironic glazing. A city where underground music embodies the very essence of an underground scene, where it struggles but ultimately thrives despite an environment that isn’t always the most hospitable.
Maybe it’s the fact of the cities’ two universities or may it’s that close proximity to the hub of the eclectic, Bristol, or maybe it shouldn’t even be questioned. With that in mind and this almost ironically large and diverse scene, we finally sit down with Beefywink; a band who are as new as the DIY label they run with.
To date the band have but one track publicly released in the form of ‘Loud Noises’ and with that a plethora of influences and nods can be heard. The band list themselves primarily as Grunge and Post-Punk and with the jangly guitar tone and the quirky but also sombre melodic drive, the band suit the 80’s gloom well. I would try and make that sound far more complimentary but a cheerful aesthetic isn’t very Post-Punk now is it…
It isn’t just the Post-Punk on offer, the Grunge/Punk-Rock-isms are slight but proportionately available. Vocally and lyrically speaking there is a cry for escape from a desensitisation so ironic in a country with one of the highest GDP’s in the world.
Having met two of four of the band’s members, socio-political awareness among other contemporary conversation topics are key, as is an appreciation for a wide range of Punk music; a point relevant to ‘Loud Noises’, but why?
It is true that the song itself teases you stylistically and at times feels incomplete, but it does so in the most complimentary way possible.
What am I rambling about? Well having been lucky enough to have heard some rough-cuts of other tracks and sat down with the band’s guitarist, so in other words this is the tip of the iceberg.
Find the band below:
- For updates, head to Facebook, Twitter and their Official Website.
- The bands music can be found on Spotify and bandcamp.
- Beefywink are currently working with Quit Yr Job Records who can found on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and their Official Website.