Label: Carpark Records
Released: 16th September 2022
By their third album, New Zealand quartet The Beths have already set a high bar of expectation. Such is their intrinsic power-pop prowess, ‘Expert In A Dying Feel’ feels like a classic in waiting from the very first play.
Musing on the ramifications of fading and faded relationships – how do you cope when you know someone so well, and then they’re gone – the album’s opening title track feels like an opening chapter on a master-class to follow.
A warm embrace to some difficult thoughts, this is the Beths at their very best. ■ Dan Harrison