Menace Beach: Ratworld (Vinyl LP)

Menace Beach: Ratworld (Vinyl LP)

Memphis Industries

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Back in the good old of days of 1990, Color Dream games released Menace Beach for the then popular NES games console from Nintendo. Imagine filled with balloons, clowns and disgruntled dockworkers in search of your cute pixilated girlfriend Bunny. It's from this slightly surreal, esoteric world that this Leeds indie rock revolving cast of local luminaries, headed by Ryan Needham and Liza Violet, draw their name. It's reference acts as the perfect backdrop to their 90s American underground and pre-Brit Pop indie colorful, energetic, pop and always surprising. After the success of their EP LOWTALKER in early 2014, British indie label favorites Memphis Industries snapped MB up again, but this time with the band's debut album in mind. It comes in the shape of 'Ratworld', a thirteen song assault and journey through a psyche tinged wonderland, documenting moving away and waving goodbye to the fractured rubble of an unhappy lifestyle. On the title, Ryan says 'We've created our own grubby little Ratworld to inhabit. Everything is better when it's a bit grubby and broken'. It's that dreamy sensation of taking comfort in chaos, looking around at the perfect mess you've created and feeling deeply content as it's yours and no one else's. Come on Give Up, Elastic, Drop Outs, Lowtalkin', Blue Eye, Dig It Up, Tennis Court, Ratworld, Tastes Like Medicine, Pick Out the Pieces, Infinite Donut, Fortune Teller