The Bevis Frond reveal two new tracks ‘Wrong Way Round’ & ‘Hairstreaks’ from upcoming album ‘Focus On Nature’ + EU/UK Tour Dates

Following 2021’s critically acclaimed ‘Little Eden’, The Bevis Frond return with new single ‘Wrong Way Round’ from new album ‘Focus On Nature’ set for release 1st March on Fire Records. To celebrate its release, they will tour Europe for the first time since 2016 throughout April with a headline London show at the Lexington on 18th May.

‘Focus On Nature’ is seventy-five minutes of glorious melodies that span 60s psych, English folk, Seattle art-punks The Wipers, the buzzsaw pop of Dinosaur Jr and Hendrix-esque explorations. There’s always an element of playful Englishness to their music. Heavily influencing the likes of The Lemonheads, Teenage Fanclub, Elliot Smith, Pavement and Dinosaur Jr, The Bevis Frond deliver another exceptional record to add to their huge canon.

Songwriter Nick Saloman begins with a perceptive five-minute resume of the climate crisis before juxtaposing queueing to see “shitty” bands in the rain with a study of Leonardo Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man. There are sharp one-liners aplenty, and tongue-in-cheek observations. And, of course, it all comes to a euphoric wah-wah-fueled string-bending climax. That’s what The Bevis Frond do.

Like its much-praised predecessor ‘Little Eden’, ‘Focus On Nature’ studies the world’s weariness but fills out a bigger canvas; fast food and global warming, broken hearts and long gone nights out, everyday immortality and being God’s gift all share space. It’s like Townshend at his most thematic; Big Star in all their acoustic glory, perfectly balancing the punky garage rock combo who end up running on ‘Empty’ with Gilmour breaks that elevate it all to grandeur.

“In these sick, sick times the Bevis Frond is a gift for the ears, and balm for the soul” Dusted

“Still mixing pop, punk and psych to giddy effect.”  The Guardian

Currently in the final stages of production, Nick Saloman is also the subject of a new documentary film set for release in 2024. From the acclaimed Fire Films (‘King Rocker’, ‘The Triumph and Tragedy of Martin Phillipps’) and directors of ‘The Ballad Of Shirley Collins’, Fifth Column Films, ‘Little Eden’ tells the extraordinary story of the band with a soundtrack of explosive, transcendental and exquisite music drawn from a catalogue spanning four decades. Check out the official trailer here.

“Self-reflection is twinned with a rueful survey of the current state of the nation.” Uncut


UK /EU TOUR 2024
12 Apr: Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain  
13 Apr: Wurlitzer, Madrid, Spain   
14 Apr: Cafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain  
17 Apr: Het Depot, Leuwen, Belgium  
18 Apr: Het Groot Verzet, Antwerp, Belgium  
19 Apr: Dingle Djangl, Antwerp, Belgium   
20 Apr: Piano Bar, Dortmund, Germany  
21 Apr: Roadburn Festival, Tilburg, Netherlands  
22 Apr: Logo, Hamburg, Germany  
23 Apr: Quasimodo, Berlin, Germany  
24 Apr: Nachtleben, Frankfurt, Germany  
25 Apr: Cult, Nuremberg, Germany  
26 Apr: Backstage Club, Munich, Germany  
27 Apr: Chelsea, Vienna, Austria 
28 Apr: Kipepeo Clothing Privat Show, Stuttgart, Germany
18 May: The Lexington, London, UK 
04 Aug: Leytonstone Social, London, UK


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The Bevis Frond ‘Focus On Nature’



A cult favourite


Still mixing pop, punk and psych to giddy effect

The Guardian

In these sick, sick times The Bevis Frond is a gift for the ears, and balm for the soul