Beastly behaviour sparks a frenzy ahead of Sheffield show

Beasts play The Leadmill, Sheffield, on Friday, April 24.
Beasts play The Leadmill, Sheffield, on Friday, April 24.
0
Have your say

It has not taken Beasts long to stir up a musical frenzy.

The band formed in 2013 and are already radio favourites.

Beasts are – as their name suggests – a torrent of relentless sound formed by thick riffs and ferocious drums.

This year, the band are hitting the UK with a series of live shows supporting The Subways and Theory of a Deadman.

Frontman Joe Mallory-Skinner says: “It’s been amazing and we are lucky, but we have made our own luck.

“We are playing at venues on this tour that we’ve always dreamed of playing so it is amazing.”

The band are now touring in support of their latest single, My Girl is a Serpent, but in spite of its name, it is not about a woman.

“People think the song is about a woman, but it’s not, it’s about addiction, it’s like our own version of Golden Brown by The Stranglers.”

Most of Beasts’ songs are based on personal experiences.

“Lyrics are usually about us and the people around us,” he says.

Lyrics are usually about us and the people around us.

Joe Mallory-Skinner, Beasts frontman

The recording process is homegrown too.

Joe says: “We record a demo at home as we have a studio set-up at home, but I start writing everything on an acoustic guitar.

“My dad always said that if a song sounds good on an acoustic guitar then it’s a good song and I live by that rule.”

Beasts support Theory of a Deadman at The Leadmill, Sheffield city centre, on Friday, April 24. For tickets, priced £14, visit www.theleadmill.co.uk

MORE MUSIC:

Review: James Bay at The Leadmill

Review: Circa Waves at The Leadmill