When they started working on their debut album, Menace Beach set out on an ever-expanding voyage of discovery. With the release of ‘Black Rainbow Sound’, the group are at their most addictively intangible yet. Built from vivid soundscapes grounded by addictive hooks, this is Menace Beach as they always meant to be heard.
“I had a synth way before I got an electric guitar. That was something I was always in to,” Liza Violet states. “I had to learn electric guitar pretty quick when we did our first record,” she laughs. “I’ve kind of slowly snuck synths back in.” Building from the deliciously fuzzed up sounds of ‘Lemon Memory’, the band quickly set about crafting their latest effort from the ground up, resulting in their most electronic offering yet.
Delectably lo-fi and appetisingly distorted, with ‘Black Rainbow Sound’ Menace Beach took their capabilities to a brand new level. “Because the last album went in a bit of a different direction, it kind of gave us quite a lot of new ideas of what we wanted to push on doing – the way we recorded it, and the instruments we were using…” Liza recalls. “I think we were kind of chock full of ideas as soon as we finished [‘Lemon Memory’].”