Introducing… Beach Fatigue!
Previously known as Heavy Petting Zoo – the band who surprised audiences with their menacing garage rock and lively shows – they have recently had a name change as they get ready to launch their debut album. And yes, they still have that dancer.
Drunken Grrrls will be the first cut from their forthcoming long player and will see the band continue to explore their blend of garage-surf rock and powerful riot grrrl vocals as heard on previous singles Crash (Too Pure Singles Club, 2014), and Isabelle (Joy Formidable split single, 2015) – which has seen them gather attention over the last few years.
You can stream Drunken Grrrls via the ABoF SoundCloud page.
Formed in Swansea, the band’s members – Amy Zachariah (vocals), Ben Rodway (guitars), Joe Rees (bass & vocals), Billy Horwood (drums) and Jon (dancing) – all went to the same comprehensive school as the city’s most famous figure – Dylan Thomas.
Beach Fatigue have previously played alongside the likes of Menace Beach, Eagulls and Evans the Death, and have played at Green Man, Reading & Leeds Festivals and return to Swn Festival in November this year.
Since their inception, the band have received continuous support from BBC Radio Wales’ Adam Walton and Bethan Elfyn. And since their surprising appearance at Cardiff’s Swn Festival in 2013 – which saw them receive a 9/10 from NME’s Laura Snapes – they’ve received plays from Radio One (Huw Stephens, Jen & Alley), 6 Music (Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacq, Nemone), Amazing Radio (Shell Zenner, Simon Raymonde, Gill Mills) and XFM (John Kennedy). Whilst blogs like Sweeping the Nation, Little Indie Blogs and God Is In the TV have followed their progress with glowing reviews.
Drunken Grrrls is released 30th October 2015 via Kool Girl Records.