HT006 - Beaty Heart - Seafood
Released: 8th April 2013
‘Seafood’ is the new single from London based music and video arts group Beaty Heart. This will be the sixth release from Heart Throb Records, who have already put out material from the likes of Must, Torches and Loom since forming in 2012. The track will be released on a limited run of 100 cassettes (with an instant download) available through Heart Throb’s Bandcamp page.
A jubilant slice of off-kilter pop, ‘Seafood’ is the type of unpredictable delight expected of the tirelessly creative collective. Beaty Heart juxtapose musical and cultural influences from popular music across the globe into their work, weaving an array of samples, instrumentation and percussion to create a sound described as ‘psychedelic drum pop’ and ‘funfair-punk’. Both Beaty Heart’s live and recorded music is accompanied by original artwork and video created by the band members.
The band strive to create pop music that cannot be sonically associated to any particular time or place, constructing their music by using the aspects of many forms of popular music that they feel are ‘timeless’.
Starting their discography with the single ‘2 Good’ on Loose Lips Records, Beaty Heart also have a self-released EP under their belt, as well as tours with the likes of The Rapture and Peace. No strangers to collaborations, the band have also released a project with producer Johan Hugo titled ‘House The Boat’ and been involved in live shows with the Roundhouse Choir, performing at the Roundhouse and the Olympic Park in Stratford as part of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Beaty Heart have lent their creativity to industrial designer Ron Arad and video collective, Eyes On The Wall, as part of ‘Curtain Call’, a 360 degree screen installation and to Crystal Fighters for the video of their 2012 track ‘Plage’. Produced by Al O’Connell, recent winner of the Recording Engineer of the Year award from the Music Producers Guild, ‘Seafood’ will feature on the band’s debut album, due for release later this year. During the writing process they have been working on stripping back their sound, clearing away some of the clutter that comes from being a new band searching for its own identity. Their new material exposes strong melodies and songwriting abilities, whilst also retaining the strong percussive backbone of their previous work.