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Wakefield four-piece Beesley claim to be inspired primarily by pop-funk legend Prince and the cheesy 90s pop stars Steps. No, I don’t really believe it either. Though if 5,6,7,8 had anything to do with how James, Elliott, Blue and Josh got together and started making grungy guitar-driven dreamscapes then Steps will suddenly have a lot more street credit to put to their name. The quartet love fuzz and revel in making sad jams that hark back to the golden age of shoegaze, with their latest release Sunshine being a blast of grubby, reverb-heavy riffs with an oddly upbeat chorus and just a touch of post-punk dirtiness. They’re on the brink of something beautiful, and expect some thunderous, ear-bleeding noise at their live show.

They’re joined on the night by Leeds four-piece Colour of Spring, who sound something like what would happen if Brian Wilson decided that he wanted to front My Bloody Valentine. Basically, it’s poppy, shoegaze goodness. Middlesbrough’s own ambient noise-makers Figmennt will also be playing, bringing their own dream-pop style to the venue.

Beesley play at Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough on Thursday 9th July.

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