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The Beths from New Zealand occupy a warm, energetic sonic space between joyful hooks, sun-soaked harmonies, and acerbic lyrics. Their debut album Future Me Hates Me on Carpark Records, delivers an astonishment of roadtrip-ready pleasures, each song hitting your ears with an exhilarating endorphin rush like the first time you heard The Breeders / Jale / Veruca Salt..

Front and center on these ten infectious tracks is lead singer and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes. Stokes has previously worked in other genres within Auckland’s rich and varied music scene, recently playing in a folk outfit, but it was in exploring the angst-ridden sounds of her youth that she found her place. From the irresistible title track to future singles Happy Unhappy and You Wouldn’t Like Me, Stokes commands a vocal range that spans from the brash confidence of Joan Jett to the disarming vulnerability of Jenny Lewis.

Beths guitarist and studio guru Jonathan Pearce (whose other acts as producer include recent Captured Tracks signing, and also an RT fav, Wax Chattels) brings it all home with an approach that’s equal parts seasoned perfectionist and D.I.Y. Channeling their stew of personal-canon heroes while drawing inspiration from contemporaries like Alvvays and Courtney Barnett, The Beths serve up deeply emotional lyrics packaged within heavenly sounds that delight in probing the limits of the pop form. “That’s another New Zealand thing,” Stokes concludes with a laugh. “We’re putting our hearts on our sleeves—and then apologizing for it.” The result is nothing less than one of the standout records of 2018.

The Beths

Future Me Hates Me

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The Beths

Future Me Hates Me

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Album artwork for Future Me Hates Me by The Beths
CD

£12.99

4 Panel Digipack with 4 Panel Lyric Sheet Insert.

Released 10/08/2018Catalogue Number

cak128cd

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for Future Me Hates Me by The Beths
LP

£18.99

Limited Repress on magenta Vinyl and download

Magenta

Released 10/08/2018Catalogue Number

cak128lp

Album artwork for Future Me Hates Me by The Beths
LP+

£18.99

LP++++++ - Sixth Pressing.

Neon Yellow Splatter.

Released 16/10/2020Catalogue Number

CAK128LPNY

Album artwork for Future Me Hates Me by The Beths
LP+

£18.99

LP++++++

Jelly Bean Green

Released 19/02/2021Catalogue Number

CAK128LPJB

Album artwork for Future Me Hates Me by The Beths
LP+

£18.99

Cloudy Grape

Released 04/06/2021Catalogue Number

CAK128LPCG

Album artwork for Future Me Hates Me by The Beths
LP+

£19.99

Cloudy Blue

Blue
Released 25/01/2019Catalogue Number

CAKLPCB

The Beths from New Zealand occupy a warm, energetic sonic space between joyful hooks, sun-soaked harmonies, and acerbic lyrics. Their debut album Future Me Hates Me on Carpark Records, delivers an astonishment of roadtrip-ready pleasures, each song hitting your ears with an exhilarating endorphin rush like the first time you heard The Breeders / Jale / Veruca Salt..

Front and center on these ten infectious tracks is lead singer and primary songwriter Elizabeth Stokes. Stokes has previously worked in other genres within Auckland’s rich and varied music scene, recently playing in a folk outfit, but it was in exploring the angst-ridden sounds of her youth that she found her place. From the irresistible title track to future singles Happy Unhappy and You Wouldn’t Like Me, Stokes commands a vocal range that spans from the brash confidence of Joan Jett to the disarming vulnerability of Jenny Lewis.

Beths guitarist and studio guru Jonathan Pearce (whose other acts as producer include recent Captured Tracks signing, and also an RT fav, Wax Chattels) brings it all home with an approach that’s equal parts seasoned perfectionist and D.I.Y. Channeling their stew of personal-canon heroes while drawing inspiration from contemporaries like Alvvays and Courtney Barnett, The Beths serve up deeply emotional lyrics packaged within heavenly sounds that delight in probing the limits of the pop form. “That’s another New Zealand thing,” Stokes concludes with a laugh. “We’re putting our hearts on our sleeves—and then apologizing for it.” The result is nothing less than one of the standout records of 2018.