Beachmaster to launch debut album with Carlisle live gig
CUMBRIAN rockers Beachmaster are set to release their debut album this week with a live show in Carlisle.
The four-piece outfit showcase their heavier side on Strength In Numbness, following two previous EP releases in their four years together.
On Friday, they headline at The Brickyard, joined by Graces and Brocken Spectre, as they run through the full album for the first time.
Beachmaster have established themselves as one of the county's most memorable live acts over the past four years, mixing up folk and punk influences. However the new record has a more fuzzy, alt rock feel, owing mostly to line-up changes last year.
A year in the making, a lot of the tracks have been well-received when they've been included in the live set, as was first single, Titanic, when it was released online last month.
Comprising vocalist and guitarist C.J. Zanelli, new guitarist Joe Marshall, bass addition Martyn Simpson, and founding drummer Robson Utting, the Penrith act have played at Cumbria's biggest festivals in recent years, including Solfest and Kendal Calling, though 2017 has been a relatively quiet year in terms of live dates.
Friday's gig is set to be the big highlight, with the album also on sale at the show.
Support act Graces, featuring Joe's brother in the line-up, have also become one of the area's best-known live bands this year. Splitting their time between Cumbria and Sheffield, the pop rock outfit have played festival dates all over the UK and released two singles that have received airtime across various BBC Introducing programmes.
Noise rock band Brocken Spectre complete the line-up, playing material from last summer's self-titled debut album.