Beach Riot “Blush”

"Blush" by Beach Riot is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day
"Blush" by Beach Riot

Beach Riot have shared the lead-single “Blush”, off their forthcoming release Subatomic Party Cool, due out June 2021 via Alcopop! Records. The track is available to stream today through all good DSPs. The band has also announced a run of live dates, starting in June.

Commenting on the new single the band said: “At its heart ‘Blush’ is essentially just a soppy love song, two people recounting that magical feeling of falling for each other. I’m really into the juxtaposition of a school playground, nursery rhyme, happy melody over the top of a big old chunky fuzzy riff. I want the song to take you to a desert highway in some far away escapist world.”

Commenting on the album and tour news, guitarist/vocalist Rory O’Connor says: “Recording the album was the most cathartic medicine I could ever have hoped for in an otherwise desperately terrifying and uncertain time. Playing live is the reason the universe has put Beach Riot on this planet, and there’s gonna be one hell of an explosion of emotion and energy when we finally can get back on that stage and play all these new tracks to everyone.”

“Working on the album has been like a lifeline for me,” adds drummer Jonny Ross. “Having something to focus on creatively over lockdown has been so needed and I’m glad we’ve kept momentum going.”

“I think waiting until next year is the responsible thing to do,” he continues, on the band’s headline tour announcement, “as much as we do miss playing and meeting new fans. We can’t wait to get out there in the new year with new tracks in the set.”

Beach Riot
2021 Live Dates:

5/31/21 – Milton Keynes – Crauford Arms
6/1/21 – Tynemouth – Surf Cafe
6/2/21 – Glasgow – The Hug & Pint
6/3/21 – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s
6/4/21 – Inverness – Mad Hatters
6/5/21 – Blackpool – Bootleg Social
6/7/21 – Leeds – Hyde Park Book Club
6/8/21 – Manchester – Gullivers
6/9/21 – Sheffield – Record Junkee
6/10/21 – Liverpool – Jimmy’s
6/11/21 – Birmingham – Dead Wax
6/12/21 – Bristol – The Lanes
6/15/21 – Guildford – The Boileroom
6/17/21 – London – The Lexington
6/19/21 – Brighton – The Prince Albert

Tickets on sale now: http://wearebeachriot.com