Tasmanian self-described "skuzz pop" trio Heart Beach will follow-up their self-titled 2015 debut with new album Kiss Your Face this November.
While the album's lead single "Counting" followed the rhythmic punch of the band's previous work, follow-up "Brittle" steers closer towards the fuzzy edges, with Claire McCarthy's crisp, floating pop-bent vox emerging through the dominate wall of melancholy. Equally drawing from both the brutal starkness of Echo and The Bunnymen and the unhinged guitar-orchestrated chaos of the Pixies, "Brittle" aches with anxious innocence, meditating on the excitement of first experiences, the freshness of breakups and dwelling on a new love's heartbreak ("I feel a little brittle now, I didn't think that you knew how"). Voices wane in octaves — open, perfectly mismatched in tone, and endearing in their harmonious blend.
Kiss Your Face is due November 11th via Spunk Records, with "Brittle" is available to listen below, exclusive to Rolling Stone Australia.
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