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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Boots N Cats

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Released 15/03/2024Catalogue Number

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Beans

Boots N Cats

Fuzz Club
Album artwork for Boots N Cats by Beans
LP

£22.99

180 Gram Vinyl

Transparent Red

Includes download code
Released 15/03/2024Catalogue Number

FC225V12

Album artwork for Boots N Cats by Beans
LP +

£22.99

exclusiveselling fast

180 Gram Vinyl. Exclusive Shared with Fuzz Club

Clear and Red Half and Half with Black Splatter

Rough Trade Exclusive
Limited to 400 copies
Includes download code
Released 15/03/2024Catalogue Number

FC225V12EX

Album artwork for Boots N Cats by Beans
CD

£10.99

Released 15/03/2024Catalogue Number

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.”