The Beths have a debut album, Future Me Hates Me, that will be released August 10th on Carpark Records. The Auckland, New Zealand band brings a different level of experience to their upbeat guitar pop as all four members of The Beths studied jazz in college. This gives them many tools and more depth than your average group just starting out.
Today’s Friday Fire Track, “Future Me Hates Me,” is a proper introduction to The Beths. The first thing that will catch your ear after the blast of guitar that launches the track is the infectious vocals of lead singer and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes. She sounds so relaxed as she bounces her lyrics all over the rhythmic wall of guitar that comes in and out. The Beths will remind you of 90’s groups like That Dog and Velocity Girl while having a modern pulse of Best Coast, Speedy Ortiz and Bleached.
The Beths kicked off a world tour in support of Future Me Hates Me this week in Europe before heading to the U.S. next month. These shows mark their first outside of New Zealand and Australia. A full list of dates is below. You really can’t go wrong with cranking this track up on a Friday – enjoy!
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The Beths Tour Dates:
May 12th – London, UK – The Victoria Dalston
May 14th – Bristol, UK – The Louisiana
May 15th – Manchester, UK – 57 Thomas Street
May 16th – Newport, UK – Le Pub
May 20th – Exeter, UK – The Cavern
May 21st – Leeds, UK – Wharf Chambers ^
May 22nd – Glasgow, UK – Bar Bloc ^
May 23rd – Edinburgh, UK – Henry’s Cellar Bar ^
May 24th – Durham, UK – Empty Shop ^
May 25th – Portsmouth, UK – Wave Maiden ^
May 26th – Paris, FR – Le Popin
May 27th – Lille, FR – CCL
June 1st – Berlin, DE – Bei Ruth
June 3rd – Langnau im Emmental, CH – Kaeptn Holger
June 6th – Munich, DE – Kulturstrand
June 7th – Hamburg, DE – Astra Stube
June 9th – Kiel, DE – Secret Lake House Party
June 11th – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville *
June 13th – Philadelphia, PA – Ortlieb’s
June 14th – Washington, DC – Loves Me Not
June 16th – Chicago, IL – Charm School
June 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Battery
June 22nd – Los Angeles, CA – Make Out Music
^ w/ Fresh
* w/ Peach Kelli Pop
Thomas has a wide range of musical tastes as the NYC scene consistently broadens his pallet. Thomas is enjoying the opportunity to write at TFN and in his spare time is always looking for limited pressings of vinyl to add to his ever growing collection.
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