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London, England, United Kingdom

London, England, United Kingdom
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I discovered Beeches earlier on in the year when they sent me some of their music, but it only really clicked with me how great they are once I saw them live a little while later. These guys know how to put on a hell of a show, giving their songs even more life than they already have on the recorded versions. I even had the honour of having them play at Another Form of Relief’s first promoted gig in December, where they put on a fantastic set.

Proclaimed as “a fucking excellent song” by at least one attendee at the Beeches gig, ‘Make Your Own Luck’ is my favourite song of theirs and one of the best I’ve heard this year. Musically it comes across as a crazy drunk person, jumping from energetic bursts of aggression to slowed down gentle parts and back again. Lyrically, it’s a hell of a lot of fun. Essentially the story of man singing to his new step daughter after he met her mother at “the filming of Trisha” before they “married on Kilroy”. Who can resist it when it leaps into high gear for the second time?
- Another Form of Relief


Then We're Agreed LP - 2005
I Need More EP - 2007



The Beeches boys have been doing their thing since March 2004. That thing is inspired by listening to a lot of Pavement, Wilco, Grandaddy, Mudhoney, Sonic Youth and all sorts of other alternative types. Rawkus and driving (sounding like they need an anger management course) in the main, when catching their breath they switch to a mellower tack. Folky influences are weaved with fuzz and a pounding rhythm section who compete with emotional and sometimes biting vocals.

Originally hailing from places as far away as Mauritius, Cyprus and Rotherham they now all reside in London where they’ve played most of their shows.

The first of which earned them the following praise: “I thought you were drunk" and "You've got some strange ideas". Since then, however, every live show has earned them favourable reviews and kind words from promoters and fans alike.

One reviewer said: “laid back but malevolent sounding twisted Americana meets the bloke outta Arab Strap..the singer sounds off his nut, barely awake…like a punked out Lambchop…I love em but someone's bound to say they're shit coz they don't sound like proper rock band types….you know rock with swaggering pomp and a penchant for upside down hair”.

While their last point overlooks the fact that that two of beeches are bald, the difference is that the ethos of playing live goes beyond just the music. They try and entertain folk with inflatable palm trees, swapping instruments and with raffles (prizes include a pot plant and all the ingredients for a full English complete with frying pan).

They’ve played some storming nights notably in the Dublin Castle, The Hope and Anchor (both London), a great festival in Weymouth and a rocking show in Munich. They’ve also played in what was Europe’s Largest Public Toilet which is now better known as the Forum in Tunbridge Wells.

With two self financed albums already – “Then We’re Agreed” and “I Need More” - they have great plans for another opus to be lasered to disc in 2009.

Fate conspired to throw these four people together, whereas Destiny hasn't picked the red carpet up from the dry cleaners...but she will, oh yes...well, she might.