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When: 7pm on Saturday 31 August 2019
Where: Band on the Wall, 26 Swan Street, Manchester M4 5JZ

PLEASE NOTE: This show has now sold out! Watch this space for future Manchester shows by The Beths.

Following their upgraded, sold out show at Band on the Wall this spring, we welcome The Beths back in August – this time, to Gorilla!

New Zealand four-piece The Beths channel their longtime friendship into high-energy guitar pop with a smart lyrical bite. Guitarist, lead vocalist and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes and guitarist Jonathan Pearce attended high school together before meeting up with longtime mates bassist Benjamin Sinclair and drummer Ivan Luketina-Johnston at the University of Auckland, where all four studied jazz. After gigging together in a variety of configurations, the quartet came together for a project exploring the pop and rock sounds of their youth. Everything clicked, and The Beths were born.

Their debut EP, 2016’s Warm Blood, overflows with explosive guitar riffs and infectious indie-rock hooks. Produced by Pearce and featuring all four members on joyful vocal harmonies that recall the best ‘60s pop, tracks like ace lead single Whatever and impossibly catchy standout Idea/Intent earned the all-killer, no-filler release rave reviews from the New Zealand music press.

2019 promises to be a breakout year for The Beths. A beloved live act across Australia and New Zealand, the band will tour the U.S. and Europe. Their freshman album, Future Me Hates Me, also produced by Pearce, arrived in August 2018 on Carpark Records; fans of artists like Sleater-Kinney and Best Coast should remain on high alert.

Special guests are Peaness. Three-piece indie-pop band Peaness formed in Chester, England in late 2014. Their latest EP, Are You Sure?, is out now via Alcopop Records! and is available online, on CD and on 12-inch limited edition yellow vinyl.

The debut EP No Fun was self released on cassette tape in 2015 and began their flourishing ascend. The trio have gigged extensively since then, winning ‘the hearts of unsuspecting listeners across the length and breadth of the DIY scene, right through to BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens’.

This is a 14+ show. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.

PLEASE NOTE: This show has now sold out! Watch this space for future Manchester shows by The Beths.

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