Beangrowers came to me via MySpace. They're from Malta (don't be embarassed, go ahead and click that link if you don't know where it is) but sound like they could be cousins to Franz Ferdinand or Hot Hot Heat. At least, that's the first impression they made on me. After listening to the music more I'm hearing things much more interesting than your average neo-new wave sound-a-like. Think more PJ Harvey and Elastica. There's a cool sexy strut to their music that makes me wonder when, not if, one of these songs will end up in a movie. Wait...oh I see. Well, for a band that's been around for a good while these guys sure aren't getting the kind of attention their music deserves.
From their MySpace page:
"With 3 albums under their belt, Beangrowers are to date best known in continental Europe. Based in Berlin for a number of years, they were signed to Rough Trade's German division and built a strong fan-base through video rotation on VIVA and MTV Central while touring with the likes of Elbow, Tindersticks, Stereophonics, dEUS and Trash Can Sinatras. Fans include award-winning director Wim Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club, Wings of Desire, Million Dollar Hotel) who used their music for his latest movie "Land of Plenty". They wowed audiences in the USA when they visited in 2004 and 2005, playing the SXSW and the legendary Sine' club in New York. Their latest album "Dance Dance Baby" has now been released in Germany and Australia, with a forthcoming release in the USA. The Beangrowers will release their UK debut single "You Are You Are" in March 2006 on Series 8 Records. The album will be out in June."Damn. They've been here, played Sin-é, and I missed it? Shitlords. Well, if you'd like to see them and you live in the UK, you're in luck.
"You Are You Are"
BUY the album Dance Dance Baby.