THE BE POSITIVES is a northern conundrum. Consisting of Mike Seal (Guitar, Piano & Vocals), Rob Hatton (Bass & Vocals), Simon Mayne (Lead Guitar & Vocals) and Callum Darley (Drums & Vocals), they were splayed across Merseyside to Sheffield, all sharing an affinity for McCartney, Dylan, Kinks and Nick Lowe, and later, converging on Manchester, they hankered for gigging at grotty pubs across the city. Now united, the four-piece invoke mad-pop affirmation through berserk instrumentation laced with smart lyricism.
The dim-witted moniker made way for The Be Positives’ nonsensical debut ‘Monkey (Cheetah)’, which received praise and now they return, accepting societal homogeneity through second-slice ‘Like Everyone’.
The band tells us; “Like Everyone was originally intended for Proto Idiot but the weird timing of it threw us and it got shelved. I’m glad we revived it for The Be Positives as it’s understated and simple, yet the concept behind it is far from…. It was also one of those rare occasions where a song falls out of the guitar fully-formed, which doesn’t happen often. We’re like everyone…”
You can catch the band on tour, here:
16th Aug, The Red Lion – Winsford 23rd Aug, JT Soar – Nottingham
30th Aug, Hyde Park Book Club – Leeds
1st Sep, The Castle – Manchester 2nd Oct, Jimmy’s (Supporting Sky Valley Mistress and The Big Peach) – Manchester