The Bevis Frond’s new album ‘Focus On Nature’ is out today and they will tour the UK and Europe in April to celebrate

Following 2021’s critically acclaimed ‘Little Eden’, The Bevis Frond return with new studio album ‘Focus On Nature’  set for release 1st March 2024 on Fire Records.

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 offering to add to their huge canon.

‘Focus On Nature’  begins with a perceptive five-minute resume of the climate crisis ‘Heat’  with an assaulted scorching riff and incendiary solo. Holding our lives and times up for examination, from the band-on-the-run badinage of ‘The Hug’  and ‘Here For The Other One’. There’s a mystical whimsy on ‘Happy Wings’  whilst ‘Leb Off’  is a dark vision of austerity in post War times against softly strummed psychedelia. That’s what The Bevis Frond do.

Along the way there’s real life war stories, gut butterflies for the inevitably of our future and the devil’s cocktails.

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.

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 the 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 their catalogue spanning four decades. Check out the official teaser now.


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 
19 May: The Lexington, London, UK 
04 Aug: Leytonstone Social, London, UK


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MOJO ★★★★

Almost 40 years in and the creativity still flows like water


The Bevis Frond ‘Focus On Nature’



Nick Saloman has been making records as The Bevis Frond for decades now, but new LP Focus on nature knocks it out the park with psych-tinged indie-rock ... The Neil Young of Walthamstow

Uncut ★★★★

Recording his vivid impressions of a fast-changing, not to say disintegrating society and planet. And of course, playing plenty of cathartic, blistering guitar that ultimately speaks louder and more eloquently than words could ever do

Shindig ★★★★★

For an artist of such longevity to remain so vibrant is rare. Focus on Nature is a testament to how good songwriting and solid musicianship

Popmatters ★★★★

Further confirmation that Nick Saloman is one of the UK’s great musical stylists

The Arts Desk ★★★★

A distinct, ringing, ragged sound which falls somewhere between Teenage Fanclub and Dinosaur Jr.

Brooklyn Vegan

Glorious psychedelic rock

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