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Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound (Coloured vinyl)

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Product Description

Leeds-based Menace Beach return with their third album ‘Black

Rainbow Sound’, due out via Memphis Industries.

‘Black Rainbow Sound’ is the band’s first new material since early

2017’s ‘Lemon Memory’ and, after a self-imposed break from tour

duties, the album exhibits a profound shift in their sound, whilst still

mainlining the blasts of noise, visceral power and timeless pop

songsmithery of their previous releases.

Unlike the band’s previous records, ‘Black Rainbow Sound’ came to

life in the bands studio, where Liza Violet and Ryan Needham built

dense late night orchestrations from drum machines, synthesizers,

loops and guitar noise, before being ripped apart and reimagined by

the full Menace Beach cast at The Nave studio in Leeds with coproducer

Matt Peel (Eagulls).

Never ones to shy away from an intriguing collaboration, Black

Rainbow Sound contains songs featuring Brix Smith of The Fall and

Brix & The Extricated. “The synchronicity of the universe just forced

us and Brix together. The very day l finished reading her biography

she played us on her BBC 6Music show along with a wonderfully outthere

monologue of how the song made her feel. I said thanks, we

got chatting and it went from there. She’s a burning comet of

positive energy.”

On ‘Black Rainbow Sound’, Menace Beach continue to explore their

own unique aesthetic, venturing much further into a colourful world

of bizzaro no wave analogue synths and static drenched electronic

euphoria, which they have been circling for some time.

Lustrous, dizzying, and bursting with cacophonous vintage

electronics, the sounds on ‘Black Rainbow Sound’ act as an

otherworldly backdrop for the album’s enigmatic lyrics to play out.

Celestial conversations, night terrors, love, anti-love, good vs evil,

light vs dark, friendly crows, death, depression and teenage tongues

and are all here to absorb; the more introspective topics often hidden

in plain sight atop celebratory choruses and melodic hooks.

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