Beach Fossils are returning to the UK for the first time in four years.
The Brooklyn-based band play a show at Oslo in Hackney on 30 August to support forthcoming new album ‘Somersault’. Tickets to the London gig are available here.
The new LP, due on 2 June, has been preceded by the singles ‘This Year’, ‘Saint Ivy’, and ‘Down The Line’.
‘This Year’ is “about facing mistakes you’ve made, aiming to work on it and better yourself, but ending up making the same mistakes again. It’s kind of an endless loop”, explains frontman Dustin Payseur.
“People always aim to make New Year’s resolutions, get a fresh start, but ultimately fall back into these old bad habits.”
‘Saint Ivy’ was accompanied by a video that pays tribute to the artists off New York City.
“In uncertain times, we turn to New York City as a reassuring look into the true diversity of this country,” say the directors Joey Chriqui and Milah Libin (Princess Nokia “Tomboy”).
“We set out to create a vision of NYC that demonstrates a more honest and nuanced understanding of what it means to live here. This video represents the less visible places and characters that exist in beautiful harmony both in this city, and in America.”
The band’s first album since 2013’s ‘Clash the Truth’ is billed as a true collaboration between Payseur, the founding member, and his bandmates Jack Doyle Smith and Tommy Davidson. Recorded at multiple New York City studio, an upstate New York cabin, and Los Angeles, the LP finds the group embracing the freedom of recording on Payseur’s own label and reinventing their sound to include new elements like saxophone, flute, harpsichord, and string arrangements.