2018 album also available in CD.
Formed in January 2009 by Bristol musicians Billy Fuller, Matt Williams, and Geoff Barrow: Beak>, the band instituted very strict guidelines governing the recording and writing process of their work: The music was to be recorded live in one room with no overdubs or repair, only using edits to create arrangements. That process – along with their lineup, which now includes Will Young, replacing Williams – has evolved over the years, but the spirit and sound of Beak> is stronger than ever.
‘>>>’ is released on on Invada Records. Written over the last year and, for the most part, written and recorded live in the Invada studios, the band continue to forge their own path through their own genre of oddness.
To celebrate the album announcement, Beak> released a new single entitled ‘Brean Down’. Showcasing the lyrical side of Beak>, ‘Brean Down’ sounds as though Nirvana are gatecrashing a Bronx B-Boy convention.
“‘>>>’ definitely sounds like a step forward. The production and feel of the first two albums was like listening through frosted glass; a band playing behind a curtain. Now we are hearing Beak> in sharp focus, but without forfeiting what the band see as its ‘wrongness’. This could be the result of having played bigger stages and festivals - something that was never part of the plan - or perhaps it is just a reaction to the infinite cut & paste fuzz pedal kraut bands on the planet.” - Redg Weeks, Invada Label Manager.