After a three-year absence, Sunderland duo Hyde & Beast strut back into view with some riffy new jams.
David Hyde (The Futureheads) and Neil Bassett (Golden Virgins) last joined forces in 2011 and their debut album, Slow Down, was heavy on the retro ’60s/’70s vibe and had the feeling of two mates enjoying themselves in the studio, unperturbed with trends. ‘Blue’ follows suit, with a stomping riff and glam rock era groove reminiscent of T. Rex (or more recently The Black Keys), with Hyde adding some sweet, pastoral 60s-style pop harmonies to top things off. ‘Blue’ has been on constant rotation during my settling in period over here in Vancouver but with the long wait for new material over, a lack of internet meant this post had to be put on hold, till now. Every cloud has a silver lining though. This morning they shared their new single, ‘Keep Moving’ with the world. It continues with the glam-infused rock but slowed down, and zoned out into dreamier, psych filled pop pastures. No idea if and when a new LP is coming but for now there are two top quality jams to sink your teeth into.
You can download ‘Blue’ for free below while ‘Keep Moving’ is out July 28th. You can stream both below right now.