Brighton's Beach Riot have released a video for their new single Good To Know (That I’m Still on Your Mind) taken from their debut EP that will be released via Vallance Records on December 7th.
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"Sasha is a Russian/Italian musician extraordinaire who comes to all our shows and just goes nuts at the front with the most amazing dancing," explains frontman Rory O'Connor, "so we decided the whole video should be just him doing his thing in slow motion!"
Fronted by Rory O’Connor (guitars, vocals and songwriter) and Cami Menditeguy (guitar and vocals), and the rhythm section of Jim Faulkner (bass and vocals) and Jonny Ross (drums), Beach Riot’s line-up formed when Cami Menditeguy landed in London from her home country of Argentina in a bold move, as an 18 year old, to front a rock band in a new country. Living on a horse farm playing guitar alone for so long was no longer an option, so to find funds for a move, Cami made her flight money by gambling on racing horses and then picked East London’s music scene as her prime new location. Isolated in unknown territory for two years of being in the big smoke, the breakthrough came when meeting O’Connor at a local show where they realised they had a lot in common: Ice cream, weird guitars, PJ Harvey , Mudhoney, 4am mozzarella sticks, dark comedy, dungeons and dragons and Brighton beach hangover fry-ups. Beach Riot was then born and the gamble paid off.
Their new single, Good To Know (That I’m Still on Your Mind) “is the sound of broken relationships that linger in the dust once the decision to break up becomes reality” explains O’Connor. “It’s the emptiness of making that tough decision, the upside-down, gut-wrenching feeling of walking away from something that clearly doesn’t work anymore. Those urges that still pull heart strings when you see your ex-partner like a social media post, or ask you how you’re doing - and you realise they are still thinking about you even though they broke your heart.”