Having established themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting prospects, Leeds’ Menace Beach have confirmed details of their hugely anticipated debut album. Ratworld will be released 19th January 2015 (UK /Europe) 27th Jan 2015 (North America) on CD, heavy splatter colour vinyl and good old-fashioned download.
Recorded across the summer, heavy melody abounds on Ratworld with Menace Beach forging a triumphant collection of loose-limbed noise pop. The first taste of which – ‘Come on Give Up’ – is available as a free download from www.menacebeach.co.uk, where you can also pre-order the album with an exclusive t-shirt.
Menace Beach are led by Ryan Needham (vocals and guitar) and Liza Violet (vocals, keyboards, guitar), ably assisted by MJ on guitar and production duties, Nestor Matthews on drums and Matt Spalding on bass.
Menace Beach Ratworld tracklisting
Come on Give Up
Dig it Up
Tastes Like Medicine
Pick Out the Pieces
The band head out on tour across autumn and winter, including dates with friends and occasional collaborators Pulled Apart By Horses:
11th Oct – Middlesborough, Twisterella at Westgarth Social
23rd Oct – Sheffield, Bungalow and Bears
24th Oct – Birmingham, All Years Leaving at Hare and Hounds
25th Oct – Bristol, Simple Things Festival
31st Oct – Manchester, Nightmare on Oldham Street at Gullivers
1st Nov – London, DIY all-dayer at The Laundry
21st Nov – Manchester, Gorilla *
22nd Nov – Glasgow, Stereo *
24th Nov – Brighton, The Haunt *
25th Nov – Birmingham, Library, The Insitute *
26th Nov – Bristol, The Fleece *
28th Nov – London, Heaven *
* with Pulled Apart By Horses