Beach Baby – No Mind, No Money (Island, 2016)
This sunny guitar-pop British band has combined generations worth of sound into one album. Their tunes definitely have a vintage sound to them—tracks feature bit of a ‘60s rock, combined with ‘80s signature sounds and ‘90s grunge guitar. Songs like “No Mind, No Money” and “Sleeperhead” resemble Mac Demarco’s instrumentals. Its musicality inspires that ‘hippie, let’s just be happy attitude.’ “Smoke Won’t Get Me High” is a guitar instrumental that makes you think of your favourite ‘80s rock band. Their song “Hot Weather” brings out their British flavour. The tune might remind you of ‘The Cure’—there is a definite influence. It’s refreshing for a new band to bring back these classic rock sounds. Their song “Bug Eyed and Blonde” is more of a slow, soft, romantic tune. It’s perfect for reminiscing about old memories. The band’s debut album has proven to be quite successful.
Trial Track: “Smoke Won’t Get Me High”