Where their debut LP Ratworld was the record that accidentally propelled them into poster people for those ’90s alt-rock vibes, to widespread acclaim; the newest album from Leeds-based Menace Beach, Lemon Memory (out 20th January on Memphis Industries), is a plead to remove a citrus curse plagued upon founders Violet and Needham’s house (really). But as well as that, it’s a willful meander away from the fuzz and distortion which so wholly depicted the aura of their last album, and an insight into Liza Violet’s production tendencies. The band are somewhat of a supergroup featuring rotating members from Sky Larkin and Hookworms, and the latest single Suck It Out is a pleasing blend of signature fuzz and hazy yet infectious guitar lines, and a simple solution to the citrus curse.

Sat 11 Feb, The Deaf Institute, 135 Grosvenor St, Manchester M1 7HE, Tel: 0161 276 9350, 7.30pm, £7.50, www.seetickets.com

Sat 11 Feb
Edwina Chan
Published on:
Tue 7 Feb 2017