Leeds lo-fi grunge-pop band Menace Beach are streaming their new EP Super Transporterreum, the follow-up to January’s full-length debut Ratworld, via NME ahead of its September 25 release. A supergroup that features core members Ryan Needham (formerly of Komakino) and Liza Violet (of Department M) as well as a rotating line-up that has included Pulled Apart By Horses and Hookworms, the band’s sound is equally as eclectic, Super Transporterreum melding surf-pop and noisy punk atop a solid garage-rock foundation.
Lead single “Super Transporterreum” includes hints of psychedelic ’80s pop verses alongside gritty guitars, reverberating a Beach Boys-esque sound intertwined with the darker tones of FIDLAR and Drenge. “The Line” delves even deeper into delightfully catchy DIY skate-punk choruses alongside abrasive guitar melodies, the poppiest the band has gotten. Part unyielding, anarchic noise-rock and part fuzzy, feel-good shoegaze, Menace Beach have found the perfect line between caustic angst and tender grunge-pop. Stream the full EP below.