Menace Beach are a duo from Leeds who make fired-up, delirious, fun-as-hell music that walks the line between twee indie-pop and bouncy pop-punk. On Ratworld, the band’s brand-new debut album, core members Ryan Needham and Liza Violet get plenty of help from a supporting cast that includes Hookworms’ Matt Spalding and Matthew “MJ” Johnson. Together, they make a big and brash and sunny noise. Since last year, we’ve posted a ton of this band’s songs: “Tennis Court,” “Lowtalkin’,” “Come On Give Up,” “Blue Eye,” “Tastes Like Medicine.” All those songs rule, so it should probably not surprise you that the album also rules. And right now, you can stream the whole thing below via at the Hype Machine.
Ratworld is out 1/19 internationall and 1/27 in North America, via Memphis Industries.