Coming Up… Third LP By New Zealand’s Frisky Guitar Pop Outfit THE BETHS

What’s up?

16 August 2022

New Zealand‘s frisky guitar-pop outfit THE BETHS, led by fizzy
frontwoman Elizabeth Stokes have their 3rd album, baptized
EXPERT IN A DYING FIELD out on 16th September.

Pre-order info here.

Ahead of it, they shared (so far) 3 tracks, 3 on-target
doozies to keep you in high spirits.




TOUR 2023

THE BETHS: Facebook – Instagram

Punchy Punk And Peppery Power Pop – New Second Full-Length ‘JUMP ROPE GAZERS’ By THE BETHS…

10 July 2020

Base: New-Zealand
Album: JUMP ROPE GAZERS – second LP
Released: 10 July 2020

Info:“Songwriter and lead vocalist Elizabeth Stokes worked on what would become The Beths’ second LP, Jump Rope Gazers, in between intense periods of touring. Like the group’s earlier music, the album tackles themes of anxiety and self-doubt with effervescent power pop choruses and rousing backup vocals, zeroing in on the communality and catharsis that can come from sharing stressful situations with some of your best friends. Stokes’s writing on Jump Rope Gazers grapples with the uneasy proposition of leaving everything and everyone you know behind on another continent, chasing your dreams while struggling to stay close with loved ones back home.” – Carpark Records

The Line Of Best Fit says: “Where their debut focused on the anxieties and self-doubts that overshadow everything else, Jump Rope Gazers searches for solace in community… They certainly haven’t forgotten how to write those big, excellent tunes filled with hooks and pithy observations… Not a single minute of Jump Rope Gazers is lacking in catchy melodies or that addictive energy.” Full review here. Score: 8.5/10

“If you’re at a certain age, all your friends scatter to the four winds,” singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes says. “We did the same thing. When you’re home, you miss everybody,
and when you’re away, you miss everybody. We were just missing people all the time.”

Key phrase: “Sometimes life is too hard to be
alone and sometimes life is too good to be alone.”

Keywords: Punchy punk, peppery power pop,
sassy slacker, reflective reveries, velvet vocals

Singles: I’m Not Getting Excited / Dying To Believe / Out Of Sight




Full Album…

THE BETHS: Facebook

Hells Bells – Turn Up The Volume’s 15 KNOCKOUT TRACKS For MAY 2020!

This past month’s best…

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A maddening cocktail of roaring rippers and sassy strokes.
Fifteen jackhammers that heated up my isolation days!
Here’s Turn Up The Volume‘s Knockout May Team!

‘Skimmington Ride’ by SEX SWING (UK)
Apocalyptic and intimidating barnstormer matching these science-fiction-like times.
Contender-of-the-year single from their contender-of-the-year album TYPE II. Yeah!

‘Behajung’ by ELEFANT (Belgium)
Exotic designed title track of Belgian’s Krautsludge and sound-exploring crusaders from their new Sturm und Drang longplayer. Shake your belly and pirouette yourself dizzy. Fab!

‘Mr. Motivator’ by IDLES (UK)
Punk rebels hit again with riff crazy corker made to start crowded moshpits at gigs. Bingo!

‘Control’ by AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS (Australia)
Watch frontwoman Amyl Taylor‘s head almost explode. From live EP Live At The Croxton.

‘Crossbow’ by TAMAR APHEX (Israel)
A shattering juggernaut, dynamized by a rattling machine-gun drum and a mind-blowing bass vibrancy. A 24 Karat score you’ll have on repeat for quite a while. Flabbergasting!

Resplendent roaring ‘n’ roll jingle having a vertiginous effect on your limbs. From
the band’s multifaceted, rad self-titled debut album. Advice: play this very loud!

‘Celebration’ by RHYS BLOODJOY (Manchester, UK)
Electro-industrial madness mixed with psycho wave lunacy. Bloodcurdling synths whipped up by a bone-chilling cadence. From stunning debut album Human​​.​​Pattern​​.​​Repeat.

‘I’m Not Getting Excited’ by THE BETHS (New-Zealand)
A boiling ripsnorter pushed by rattling riffs, heated hooks, and lively licks. Supersonic!

‘Suck My Mind’ by CHEMTRAILS (UK)
High-voltage roller fueled by ruthless percussion, guitar extravaganza, 60s organs and ecstatic vocals. From their fresh must-hear album The Peculiar Smell of the Inevitable.

‘Just Friends’ by SMALLTOWN TIGERS (Italy)
The Stooges fronted by Joan Jett with the Ramones sniffin’ glue in the producer’s room. Riot girls firework from Italy. Check their mad debut longplayer Five Things. 1-2-3-4!

‘Seed Of Evil’ by BLACK NEEDLE NOISE (Norway)
A colossal, diabolic electronic drone thumping mercilessly as a brain-fucking hammer causing thunder and lighting electricity. Be ready, Armageddon is just around the corner.

‘Black Love’ by UNRULY GIRLS (Italy)
Head-twisting sledgehammer as dark as the night. Jaw-dropping industrial killer from their new, storming Epidemic album. A decibels-loaded beast of a record! Sonic nightmare!

‘Fresh Air’ by GREAT HARE (Sweden)
Electric-powered slacker swagger, glimmering guitars, glowing vocals, and a tenacious chorus. Impossible to resist. Probably the best piece of this Swedish quartet. Top stuff!

Furious. Red-hot-angry. Discombobulated. Pulverizing and disordered. You can burn
your poor ears by listening to this crashing bang. Let that be a loud and clear warning!

‘It Ain’t Water’ by ALISON MOSSHART (US)
When the lady sings the blues. Second striking solo single from The Kill’s wonderful singer.

All together on Spotify

See/hear you next month, music junkies…

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New Zealand Electricity – THE BETHS Dropped New Single ‘I’M NOT GETTING EXCITED’ From Second LP

New sonic impulses…

New Zealand’s glowing rockers THE BETHS, led by frontwoman Elizabeth Stokes
released their acclaimed debut album Future Me Hates Me in 2018 and are now
gearing up for the follow-up LP entitled Jump Rope Gazers, out 10 July via Carpark Records .

Ahead of it comes the new single I’M NOT GETTING EXCITED, a boiling barnstormer fueled by rattling riffs, heated hooks, and lively licks to get totally excited about.

Let’s roll…

THE BETHS: Facebook

New album JUMP ROPE GAZERS out 10 July