Menace Beach are a psych-indie duo from Leeds, UK, led by Ryan Needham (vocals and guitar) and Liza Violet (vocals, keyboards, guitar), as well as assistance from Hookworm’s singer Matthew ‘MJ’ Johnson on guitar and production duties, Nestor Matthews from Sky Larkin on drums and Matt Spalding on bass.
The band release their debut album Ratworld today (19th Jan), as they kick off their headline tour in their native Leeds. Full tour dates below.
Recorded at MJ’s Suburban Home studios during the summer of 2014, Ratworld is a thirteen song journey through a psych-tinged wonderland, with the band waving goodbye to the fractured rubble of an unhappy lifestyle, they take comfort in chaos, looking around at their perfect mess and feeling deeply content.
"We’ve created our own grubby little Ratworld to inhabit. Everything is better when it’s a bit grubby and broken.” - Ryan
The band released their Tastes Like Medicine EP last month, also featuring the track 'Tennis', a superbly fuzzed out, psyched-up melody.
MENACE BEACH DEBUT UK TOUR
19 January - Leeds, Jumbo Records (Instore)
20 January - Nottingham, Rough Trade (Instore)
22 January - Kingston, New Slang (Album Release Show)
25 January – Broadcast, Glasgow
26 January – The Castle, Manchester
27 January – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
28 January – Louisiana, Bristol
29 January – Sebright Arms, London
30 January – Prince Albert, Brighton
01 February – Brudenell, Leeds
12 February - Boston Dome, London (NME Awards Show)