We’ll be hosting a Beatabet Takeover night at The Blind Tiger in Brighton, Dec 5th – our last show of the year. Sharing the stage with us will be Collectress and Bryony Bird. For this event, we’ve invited Bryony to write three new pieces in response to Le Juki tunes of her choice, which we’re literally writhing with excitement to hear! In the spirit of every Beatabet event, there will no doubt be other surprise happenings over the course of the evening, so make sure you’re there for the duration. Facebook page for the event can be found here –
We got a mini-review in XYZ Magazine this month! Thank you Jimmy Volts. Here’s what he said (admittedly I don’t know either of the bands we’ve been compared to, but I like the household objects as weapons bit) –
Musical Family Tree – Gregory & The Hawk brawling with Common Tongues with household objects for weapons.USP – They’re part of the much-loved Beatabet collective.
Why Should We Care? – Their debut album Capillaries (a whopping seventeen tracks!) is an ambitious mix of progressive folk and art pop.
Killer Track – “If You Are Blind”.
We’re playing tonight at The Windmill, Brixton, as part of a residency called Poeticat. And tonight, as you all know, is Halloween! So come along in appropriately ghoulish attire, and we’ll sing you songs of drowning, being buried alive, and disco parties at the Devil’s house. Lots of other cool acts making up the night too 😉
We’re well chuffed to have been played recently on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape Show! ‘Forest Of Stick Insects’ was played just last week – unfortunately we missed it, but living in the knowledge is enough. Thanks Tom Robinson, you’re a legend!
Here’s a beautiful line drawing that the mighty Gideon Conn made of us while we were onstage at the Vortex for our album launch this August. Guest musician on the left is Tambo-Urine (AKA Sylvia Saunders).