Fire Records are delighted to announce that seminal, British, Neo- Psych band The Bevis Frond have signed to the label; in celebration we are putting on a headline show at Dalston’s Birthdays on July 10th!
If any artist has followed a tangential path intersecting with Hendrix, Big Star & Spacemen 3 along the way, that would be The Bevis Frond…and that’s not hyperbole, the evidence is to be found in countless albums over 30 years of thrilling musical innovation that few have matched. Filtered through The Groundhogs, The Who, Neil Young, Captain Beefheart and Kevin Ayers, this is an iconoclastic collision of distinctly British psychedelia, grunge, slow-burning soulful laments, even grizzled folk and more than occasional moments of sublime pop genius. Yet, he remains the best kept secret in Rock ‘n’ Roll – isn’t it about time you discovered one of England’s finest songwriters and insightful lyricists.
The band have ultimately become the UK’s leading underground psychedelic rock band with supporters such as comedian Stewart Lee requesting them for his self-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties. Live, the line-up today includes: Paul Simmons (guitar), Adrian Shaw (bass, vocals), Dave Pearce (drums) and Nick Saloman (vocals, guitar and sitar).
The Bevis Frond catalogue will be reissued on Fire Records from April 2016 ahead of the 30th Anniversary next year, starting with ‘Miasma’ and ‘Inner Marshland’.
Upcoming Live Dates
15-17th April: ATP, Pontins, Prestatyn, North Wales
17-19 Jun: Sonic Rock Solstice, Worcestershire, UK
10th July: Birthdays, London UK
Stream ‘Miasma’ & ‘Inner Marshland’ sampler below