Energised guitar riffs and hooks meet tight lipped, quick wit lyricism with flickers of black comedy and self depreciation in The Beths, who play a massive Birmingham show this spring.
Fronted by Elizabeth Stokes, The Beths revisit the punk-pop of their youth and revitalise it with modern indie pop hooks, compulsive in nature and addictive for every listener.
Perhaps it’s them being from the other side of the pond, but its hard not to liken The Beths to Aussie counterpart Courtney Barnett, both for their tastefully-jarring guitars and tracks filled with self hatred and being happily unhappy in life. After releasing the Blood EP and 2016 and later the full LP Future Me Hates Me in 2018, The Beths gained a reputation across Australia and New Zealand, now taking their self-loathing/loving songs across the UK.
The Beths initially sold out venue 2 at Birmingham’s Hare and Hounds, and have now been upgraded to perform in the bigger main room on Tuesday, 7th May. General tickets are on sale now, and selling fast.
Check the rest of their tour dates below:
07 – Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
08 – The Bullingdon, Oxford
09 – The Great Escape, Brighton
11 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
13 – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
14 – Broadcast, Glasgow
15 – Band on the Wall, Manchester
16 – The Dome, London
17 – The Fleece, Bristol
18 – Focus Wales, Wrexham
19 – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate
- Venue guide: Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
- Review: The Amazons work their black magic at The Hare and Hounds
- Bloc Party to play Silent Alarm in full in Birmingham
- Review: Dilly Dally bring Heaven to the Hare & Hounds
- Review: Desperate Journalist bring melancholy brilliance to Birmingham
- 11 records every Brummie should own
PR, events and social media by day, lover of all things geeky and retro. Can often be found scribbling notes at the back of the gig.