New J&L single ‘The Radio’ by Being There
aaamusic | On 05, Oct 2011
THE RADIO/BACK TO THE FUTURE
Young and Lost Club
21st November 2011
‘baggy beauties’ NME
�You�ll struggle to avoid twitching a smile as the care-free youthful exuberance of London four-piece Being There reminds you of the good times� Blue Walrus
�We simply can�t get enough of this� Killing Moon
Due out 14th November is The Radio/Back to the Future, the new double A-side single from Being There, it�s being released on digital download and limited edition CD on Young and Lost Club.
Being There have a sound heavily rooted in the guitar work of 80s� heroes R.E.M. and the Replacements, via everyone from Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices and Kurt Vile. The band create a jangling and shambolic ruckus that remains captivating in its simplicity and na�vet� throughout, much like the best work of many of their 80s and 90s idols.
The two tracks on display here demonstrate two very different sides to the band. �The Radio� is a gentle, slow-burning rocker that lulls you into a false sense of security before �Back to the Future� reminds you with its urgent foot-stomping rhythms that there is more on display here than nice melodies.
Sammy Lewis (vocals, guitar), James Robinson (bass), and Nick Olorenshaw (guitar) all met while studying at Manchester Uni, later discovering drummer Tom Rapanakis on moving south to London.
Recorded in Leeds by Richard Formby (acclaimed for his work with Wild Beasts), with �The Radio/Back to the Future�, they have produced songs of immediacy with references to growing up and leaving childhood behind. These songs bear the influences of coming of age classics such as �Freaks and Geeks� and John Hughes� oeuvre. They were also written during a time of economic uncertainty, dwindling employment and a Tory government, these are songs that dream of escape whilst staying rooted in reality.
Prior to this release they are embarking on their first tour – supporting Y&L label mates Noah and the Whale, before the single launch at the Shacklewell Arms in London.
Upcoming live dates:
04/ 10 LONDON, The Bull & Gate
07/10 LONDON, 93 Feet East
18 /10 BRIGHTON, Brighton Dome w. Noah and the Whale
19 / 10 NORWICH, Union House w. Noah and the Whale
21/10 LINCOLN, Engine Shed w. Noah and the Whale
25/10 CAMBRIDGE, Corn Exchange w. Noah and the Whale
26/10 LONDON, Brixton Academy w. Noah and the Whale
27/10 SOUTHAMPTON, Guildhall w. Noah and the Whale
29/10 CARDIFF, University w. Noah and the Whale
30/10 TRURO, Hall For Cornwall w. Noah and the Whale
31/10 BRISTOL, Colston Hall w. Noah and the Whale
SINGLE LAUNCH – 29 / 11 / 11 – Shacklewell Arms (support from Little Racer)