Philadelphia’s Beach Slang is heading to Australia for the first time next week to play Splendour In The Grass along with side shows in Melbourne and Sydney.
Still riding high off their critically acclaimed 2015 debut album ‘The Thing We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us’, and today the band has announced the release of their follow up, A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings, out on 23 September.
‘I don’t want to whisper things anymore. I want to yell them.’ – Beach Slang’s James Alex
Going into the second record, Alex didn’t feel pressured to match the unexpected success of the first, given that he’s grown so much since then. He said, ‘What I did feel was a sense of responsibility to the kids who told me they were finding something in our music that brought them back from a bad place, the ones who were getting Beach Slang tattoos and quoting lyrics to me after the shows. I don’t want to let those people down. As a 20-year-old, I thought, hey, let’s all have fun, we’re gonna live forever. You don’t really see the finish line. Now it’s more like, am I leaving behind work that’s going to matter? What’s this going to say about me when I run out of air, and my son is listening to these records and tapes that I left behind. Is he going to say, “Yeah, my dad was all right”? These days I feel like I’m responsible for things bigger than myself. And I want to do right by them.’
Beach Slang on Tour with special guests Spring King
- WED 20 JUL OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY WITH SPRING KING & FOOD COURT
- SAT 23 JUL SPLENDOUR IN THE GRASS, BYRON BAY
- SUN 24 JUL THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE WITH SPRING KING & FOOD COURT