And so, with only a week to go until until this years Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, GIGsoup have selected a group of artists we feel you simply shouldn’t miss.
Today we feature South London band Beaty Heart who are about to drop their new album ‘Till the Tomb’. If you’ve been fortunate to have heard current releases “Flora” and “Soft Like Clay” you may have noticed a slight change in direction from 2014’s ‘Mixed Blessings’. Gone are the tropical sounds and in their place is cleverly arranged electronica with some quite beautiful vocals. It seems a more polished but reflective sound that has certainly come to the attention of major media outlets and with strong support from Radio 1; with plays coming from Annie Mac, Huw Stephens and Phil Taggart; Lauren Laverne and Steve Lamacq at 6Music; John Kennedy at Radio X
Over the last year, Beaty Heart have been in the studio working on the new album with producers David Wrench (FKA Twigs, Caribou, Jungle) and Dave Eringa (Manic Street Preachers, Wilko Johnson), which is set for release on 29th July. After an extensive worldwide tour with Jungle last year, the band have recently performed at UK festivals including The Great Escape and Live At Leeds along with selling out a headline show at London’s Electrowerkz. Make sure you don’t miss what promises to be an extremely impressive set at this years Tramlines.
Summarise your sound in one sentence.
How do you feel about playing at the biggest and most sprawling Tramlines Festival yet?
We’ve played a couple times before and it’s such a sick time. We’ll get a load of Red Stripes from tescos and get physical.
There’s some great hidden gem venues dotted around Sheffield – have you got any fond past memories in the Steel City?
Heaps, last time we were there we ended up getting lost and fell into this random pub and ended up riling up some locals by challenging them to darts and they weren’t having any of it. They were disgusted by us.
Arctic Monkeys or Pulp?
What’s been your favourite past gig, and why?
Probably one of the earlier ones where we would play in basements to our mates. Now we have no mates but we still play in basements.
What was the most surreal moment in your musical career?
We met Anna Wintour in a lift in the Freedom Tower in NYC a couple weeks back.
What music is getting you excited at the moment?
Anything Nikelus F releases, Jamie Isaac, Mall Grab
What are your 3 festival essentials?
Self-control, Valium, and a sack of rosé.
Finally, what have you got in store for your performance in Sheffield this summer?
We’re gonna bring a load of energy to this one, so unbox those wine sacks and pass them round, & bring some wet wipes in case you get mucky.
‘Till the Tomb’ is out on the 29th July 2016.