STAFF PICK "So encouraging to hear this album from beth, who was part of the very first campus of Girls Rock Aotearoa / To The Front!" Matthew Crawley
The songs of seventeen-year-old beth torrance put you in mind of the recording artists who seem to spring fully formed from nowhere. Whether out of small towns or swanky suburbs, sooty cities or streets of ill repute, they’re the singers, producers and songwriters who have, seemingly by osmosis, absorbed the music they love, contemporary and classic, and produced a somehow timeless first clutch of songs that astonish in their ability to knock you flat and then drag you right back up to turn over the tape again.
Co-produced this summer with Parawai / Thames composer, producer, artist and legendary Supergroove frontman Karl Steven - this is the effect Beth’s debut album let’s move to the seaside and never feel lonely again has, too. With her release on cassette and digital platforms set for February 18, Beth’s first two singles (Play It Strange poptunes i really really really really like u and title track seaside) provide unimpeachable, poptastic credentials ahead of her debut long player.
1. i really really really really like u (II)
2. let's move to the seaside and never feel lonely again
3. lavendar blue
5. cemetery night walks
6. arson and stars
7. i am here i am here i am here
8. i really really really really like u (I)