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Introducing: The Beths

You need to listen to this brilliant band from Auckland ...

Hailing from New Zealand, we give you the indie four-piece who will win you over almost instantly. Trust.

Who?

Elizabeth Stokes – vocals, guitar 
Jonathan Pearce – guitar, vocals 
Benjamin Sinclair – bass, vocals 
Ivan Luketina-Johnston – drums, vocals

The Sound

Despite tackling issues of awkwardness and indecision in relationships and life in general, the Kiwi outfit just ooze good fun. They make infectious indie pop of the highest quality.The debut album sounds far too accomplished and sure of its self for a first try at a full release.

Think of Weezer at their brightest but fronted by a female vocalist disguising sad thoughts and depressing observations in sublime summery instrumentals. The music is punchy, the lyrics undeniably clever and the unit as a whole sounds crazy tight. Also if you like Alvvays or Courtney Barnett we’re confident you’ll dig The Beth’s.

Check out the quite brilliant visuals for the quite brilliant title track off The Beth’s latest album “Future Me Hates Me”:

The Story 

The band as a whole are longtime friends, all growing up in Auckland, Elizabeth and Jonathan went to school together and went on to study Jazz in Uni with Benjamin and Ivan. Making up a quartet of close mates who started gigging as a band before releasing their debut EP in 2016.

Warm Blood made waves in the indie scene at home and around the globe, receiving high and justified praise from the likes of Stereogum and Noisey. Pearce produced the EP and did such a stellar job that he repeated the feat on the bands debut album Future Me Hates Me released in 2018. This record was an excellent follow-up and got even more taste-makers interested in the promising four-piece.

Pitchfork wrote; “Future Me Hates Me is one of the most impressive indie-rock debits of the year”. They’ve just wrapped up a European tour and will be playing shows in their own hemisphere around Christmas before returning to Europe for an even bigger tour in January.

Essential Tracks

“Happy Unhappy” came out in June 2018 and Rolling Stone called the jam “The song of the summer”.

Another highlight in the discography is irresistible bop “Whatever”,  the opening track of the Beths debut EP Warm Blood. 

Where Can I see them live?

The Beths are supporting Death Cab For Cutie at Rock City, Nottingham in January. In the same month they play their very own headline show in Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London!

For tickets to these shows and all upcoming The Beths gigs go here: ticketweb.co.uk/thebeths

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