Album artwork for Boots N Cats by Beans
Album artwork for Boots N Cats by Beans
Album artwork for Boots N Cats by Beans

Serving up eleven tracks of rhythmic garage-psych goodness, Boots N Cats is the third full-length from Melbourne outfit Beans and the first of two albums set for release in 2024. The long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s Babble and 2020’s All Together Now, it’s a record that finds Beans frontman (and The Murlocs drummer) Matt Blach putting percussion at centre-stage. “I’ve always wanted to make a drum-based album, dedicated around the beat first and then everything else follows”, Blach says, explaining his desire to explore “different production approaches, like hip-hop and crunched drums, and show an admiration and appreciation for the likes of The Meters, Wu-Tang and James Brown” as much as the acid-soaked 60s/70s rock you’d expect.

What emerges from the beat-first approach on Boots N Cats charts mutant garage-rock boogies ('Groove', 'Silhouette') and festival tent psychedelia ('Haunted', 'Dreaming Daisy'), by way of blissed-out funk instrumentals ('One To Four', 'Siamese Blundstone'). The line is constantly skirted between a loose, carefree vibe and interesting, meticulous musicianship – never falling into the trap of taking itself too seriously. It’s a sunny kaleidoscope of chugging guitars, driving bass-lines, soaring organs and warm, echo-soaked vocals – driven always by the tightly-wound rhythms and grooves that Blach has been in pursuit of since he was a kid: “The title of the album comes from me learning drums from my dad. He had a background of German heritage and during lessons would jokingly say ‘nein, boot’n’cats’n’ like a simple 1,2,3,4.”

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Beans

Boots N Cats

Fuzz Club
Album Artwork für Boots N Cats von Beans
LP +

29,99 €

exklusiv

180 Gram Vinyl. Exclusive Shared with Fuzz Club

Clear and Red Half and Half with Black Splatter

Rough Trade-Exklusiv
Limitiert auf 400 Kopien
Enthält Download-Code
Veröffentlicht 01.03.2024Katalognummer

FC225V12EX

Album Artwork für Boots N Cats von Beans
LP +

29,99 €

180 Gram Vinyl

Transparent Red

Enthält Download-Code
Veröffentlicht 01.03.2024Katalognummer

FC225V12

Album Artwork für Boots N Cats von Beans
CD

17,99 €

Veröffentlicht 01.03.2024Katalognummer

FC225CD

Serving up eleven tracks of rhythmic garage-psych goodness, Boots N Cats is the third full-length from Melbourne outfit Beans and the first of two albums set for release in 2024. The long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s Babble and 2020’s All Together Now, it’s a record that finds Beans frontman (and The Murlocs drummer) Matt Blach putting percussion at centre-stage. “I’ve always wanted to make a drum-based album, dedicated around the beat first and then everything else follows”, Blach says, explaining his desire to explore “different production approaches, like hip-hop and crunched drums, and show an admiration and appreciation for the likes of The Meters, Wu-Tang and James Brown” as much as the acid-soaked 60s/70s rock you’d expect.

What emerges from the beat-first approach on Boots N Cats charts mutant garage-rock boogies ('Groove', 'Silhouette') and festival tent psychedelia ('Haunted', 'Dreaming Daisy'), by way of blissed-out funk instrumentals ('One To Four', 'Siamese Blundstone'). The line is constantly skirted between a loose, carefree vibe and interesting, meticulous musicianship – never falling into the trap of taking itself too seriously. It’s a sunny kaleidoscope of chugging guitars, driving bass-lines, soaring organs and warm, echo-soaked vocals – driven always by the tightly-wound rhythms and grooves that Blach has been in pursuit of since he was a kid: “The title of the album comes from me learning drums from my dad. He had a background of German heritage and during lessons would jokingly say ‘nein, boot’n’cats’n’ like a simple 1,2,3,4.”