I’ve said before that the majority of my record collection is American indie music from the ’90’s and 2000’s. I have quite eclectic tastes, but this is my favourite genre. So you could have knocked me over with a feather when I discovered Beachtape were from Brighton in the UK. I was convinced they were American.
They sound to me like a perfect cross between Weezer and The Shins. This track is melodic and lo-fi, with those minor chord slacker riffs that have always sounded to me like the epitome of cool. The vocal part is fragile, pensive, disinterested even. Right up my street this. Alt rock at its finest in my humble opinion.