Beaty Heart to play as part of Ron Arad’s Curtain Call, announce debut EP
aaamusic | On 16, Aug 2011
– South London trio announce the release of their debut EP
– Will be playing a very special show as part of Ron Arad’s Curtain Call exhibition next week
Having released their debut 7” ‘2Good’ earlier this summer on tastemaker label Loose Lips (Chad Valley, Azari & III), South East London three-piece Beaty Heart now announce details of their debut EP. The ‘Slush Puppy/Cola’ EP will be released on October 24th through their own new label Worry Free Records.
Beaty Heart formed in 2010 as a video-art and music collective based in Peckham. After a year of bedroom recordings and strange and wonderful live sets, the collective developed into a band. The forthcoming EP is the result of several months in the studio honing their ‘psychedelic drum pop’.
Visuals make up a cornerstone of Beaty Heart’s normal live set and the band are still very much involved in video-art. As a natural culmination of their previous work, the trio has been given the opportunity to perform a special show at The Roundhouse this month as part of Ron Arad’s ‘Curtain Call’. The curtain is made of 5,700 silicon rods forming an 18-metre ring in the middle of the main space at The Roundhouse, visitors will be able to walk in and out of the ring, allowing themselves to be “engulfed by images”. Additionally, when people pass through the curtain, ripples of their movement will be sent through the rods affecting the visuals.
For the show, Beaty Heart have collaborated with Eyes on the Wall on a documentary entitled ‘10,000 Miles from a Car Window’, which will take the audience on an animated journey from London to Mongolia in and around the curtain. Beaty Heart have also created a brand new composition which will be played live as a soundtrack to the documentary with the band performing live in the Roundhouse mainspace.
“10,000 Miles From A Car Window” Trailer – http://vimeo.com/27404844
“Curtain Call” Trailer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1qQbg1H3lM
With their debut EP and imminent performance at The Roundhouse, Beaty Heart stand out as a constantly evolving project, a fluid entity that is ripe for discovery.
Thursday 18th August – ’10,000 Miles From A Car Window’ @ The Roundhouse Mainspace, London – as part of Ron Arad’s ‘Curtain Call’ (Pay what you can, 7.30pm)
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Beaty Heart are Josh Mitchell (vocals, guitar, samplers), Charlie Rotberg (drums, samplers) and James Moruzzi (drums, samplers, vocals).