Autumn has arrived and festival season is a distant memory... Or is it? First Fifty is here to save us from the doom and gloom.
The Beths are Elizabeth Stokes (vocals, guitar), Jonathan Pearce (guitar, vocals), Benjamin Sinclair (bass, vocals) & Ivan Luketina-Johnston (drums, vocals).
The Beths make infectious indie pop of the highest quality – think of a female fronted Weezer at their brightest. The Kiwi outfit just ooze good fun – even when they’re tackling issues of awkwardness and indecision in relationships and life in general. If you like Alvvays or Courtney Barnett we’re confident you’ll dig The Beth’s. The debut album “Future Me Hates Me” sounds so good it’s tough to believe it’s their first LP! Check out the quite brilliant visuals for the record’s killer title track.
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.
“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 across the UK in January. In the same month they play their very own headline show in Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London!
24-Jan Ireland Dublin Olympia – Tickets
25-Jan UK Manchester Albert Hall – Tickets
26-Jan UK Glasgow O2 Academy – Tickets
28-Jan UK Nottingham Rock City – Tickets
29-Jan UK Leeds O2 Academy – Tickets
30-Jan UK Bristol O2 Academy – Tickets
31-Jan UK London – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen – SOLD OUT!
01-Feb UK London Eventim Apollo – Tickets
For tickets to upcoming gigs in the UK & Ireland from The Beths check out their artist page on ticketmaster.co.uk