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Brighton Fuzz Pop Band BEACH RIOT Sign To Alcopop! Records

6th March 2020

Alcopop! Records are delighted to announce that they have signed Brighton fuzz pop quartet Beach Riot and will release their new single ‘Tune In, Drop Out’ on 27th February 2020.

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Label manager Jack Clothier says of the signing: “’Beach Riot’s songs are full of an infectious energy that is just so f*cking moresome that when they came toting some high quality pop smashers we couldn’t say no. Fused together via that classic Brighton meets South American culture clash (Argentinian horse farming’s loss is Alcopop!’s gain), we’re very excited to begin a journey with this band that should see us all retire with pockets drenched in gold and speedboats in the drive. There’s so much more to come.”

Commenting on the new track, the band say: “’Tune In, Drop Out’ is about rejection—it’s about the freedom to do what you want, and it’s ultimately about just buy our fucking sh*t, sing our f*cking songs, and come to our f*cking gigs and go nuts because no one reads this sh*t anyways.”

Kicking off their addition to the good ship Alcopop! as they mean to go on, the band will be heading straight out on the road supporting new labelmates Gaffa Tape Sandy on their March 2020 UK tour dates.

Beach Riot were born when guitarist/vocalist Cami Menditeguy made the decision to up-sticks and move halfway across the world to East London from her home country of Argentina at just 18. 

Desperate to front her own band, living on a remote horse farm alone was no longer an option; so, to raise funds for the move, Cami made her flight money by gambling on horse races. Meeting fellow guitarist/vocalist Rory O’Connor at a show in East London—and finding a shared love for ice-cream, weird guitars, PJ HarveyMudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons, and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups—at last Beach Riot were born, and the gamble had paid off.

The band released their self-titled debut EP Beach Riot in 2018, with a string of standalone singles ‘She’s A Hurricane’ (2017), ‘Serial Scruff’ (2018), ‘Robot’ (2019) and ‘Stuck Inside’ (2019) keeping momentum and buzz around the band’s potent blend of lo-fi drone rock, heavy riffs, and indie pop.

Hotly tipped for 2020, the quartet have previously played Reading & Leeds Festival 2018, and Truck Festival 2019. Early support from The 405, Louder Than War, CLASH, Drowned In Sound, and LOUDER was bolstered by a #12 spot on the Amazing Radio Chart, plus key radio spins from Huw Stephens and Daniel P Carter at BBC Radio One, John Kennedy at Radio X, legendary US station KEXP, and BBC introducing. Previous single ‘Robot’ has racked up over 40k plays on Spotify to date.

‘Tune In, Drop Out’ is released 27th February 2020 on Alcopop! Records

March 2020 UK Tour Dates: 

9th – Brighton – Komedia * 
10th – Birmingham – Deadwax * 
11th – Glasgow – Broadcast * 
12th – Liverpool – Sound Basement 
13th – Sheffield – Network 2 * 
14th – Scunthorpe – Cafe INDIEpendent 
15th – Manchester – YES * 
17th – Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach * 
18th – Reading – The Purple Turtle 
19th – London – The Grace * 
21st – Northampton – The Black Prince 
24th – Portsmouth – Edge of The Wedge
25th – Bristol – The Lanes 
26th – Guildford – The Boileroom 
27th – Tunbridge Wells – The Forum 

* w/ Gaffa Tape Sandy