DDW MUSIC: BEACH BABY – PORCHES
It’s easy to describe this London-based quartet like any number of bands that distill decades worth of rock’n’roll into catchy tunes, but there’s something to be said for doing it well.
Beach Baby deftly channels 60’s stalwarts their namesake Beach Boys, for one with nods to post-punk to Britpop, like Supergrass and OK Go. Familiarize yourself with a few tracks from their Limousine EP so you can sing along when you see them live.
Over the last few years, Aaron Maine has released a string of singles as Porches. Originally written and recorded in his Manhattan flat, he has since refined his synthpop sound for his eagerly awaited debut album, Pool, released by Domino in February of this year.
Considering that the result is as listenable as anything by Chairlift or Neon Indian, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter has certainly has hit his stride.
Beach Baby and Porches are part of DDW Music: a multi-venue music festival during Dutch Design Week that includes performances by 60 emerging bands. Get your DDW Ticket ( â 17,50).
For more information and the full line-up, please inform www.ddw.nl/music