ALBUM REVIEW: Menace Beach – Black Rainbow Sound | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 31.08.18






There’s an undoubtedly more electronic feel to Black Rainbow Sound than Leeds duo Menace Beach’s previous efforts. An evolution born of an unwillingness to compromise from synth maestro Violet has given the album an otherworldly, expansive quality hitherto lesser explored by the pair.

There are still more conventional moments to be had; Crawl in Love in particular sounds like vintage Horrors or city-mates Hookworms. But its doubtlessly in the moments where electronic experimentation meets off-kilter indie delivery that Black Rainbow Sound reaches it shimmering highs; closing salvo Watermelon and (Like) Rainbow Juice as good as any. This feels like a leap in a fascinating direction for Menace Beach and this is an album well worth your time.


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