Beachware are a shimmering new 4-piece alt-pop outfit with great outfits from the Auckland coast. a “nugget of positivity” (muzic.net.nz) with a touch of “blase blues”, they are relative newcomers to the NZ scene.
When the Rip City demo racked up 3000 plays in just two days that to the internet, the band snuck into the studio to re-record the single alongside 4 more tracks. Engineered and mixed by Shannon Fowler, the pop legend behind Tom Lark and AC Freazy, and with mastering by Djeisan Suskov (LEISURE, countless others), the five tune belter is 25 minutes of fun, frenzy, soaring melodies and danceable tunes that’ll stick in your brain with “catchy instrumental hooks, bold composition, and high energy throughout” (NZ Musicians Magazine) The record has been getting great reviews, with single Rip City on rotation on Auckland ALt-radio station 96bFM, and radio play throughout the country. Beachware’s second single, Want Somebody, was quickly featured on Spotify’s Discover Weekly, and has been commission for major advertisements for products like Burger Fuel and NZ health campaigns.
This group is a combination of musical elements from ex-hardcore bassist Phoenix Guava (Quinn the Human), hook vocals and slick rhythm from RJ Hartnell (The Rickshaws, High Horses) and the enchanting Alexandra Hanna adds keys and BV’s (Nuo, Lessons). Last but absolutely not least is lead guitarist and producer James McDonald.
Following a sell-out EP release show, and a handful of sneaky showcases, the band is excited to share their latest release and has a number of NZ tour dates booked throughout 2018. To follow the band check them out on Facebook, Instagram, or at beachwaremusic.com.