Beaty Heart are a band from Peckham in South London. We caught up with them to discuss their infamous name and latest release, ‘Soft Like Clay’.
Where did the name Beaty Heart come from?
We have never actually told anybody why we came up with the name, mainly because it comes from a pretty lame inside joke. We like the idea that people can attach their own meaning to it.
You are a four piece, but three of you play drums. This is an unconventional set up. Tell us more!
Actually these days there is just three of us, and only one of us is playing drums at the moment. We used to be all about those bongos back in the day, and we used to hand out drums to the crowd at the filthy house parties we used to play, but people kept stealing our stuff, so we had to stop doing that.
Describe your sound in three words.
Wow so amazing.
Your new single ‘Soft Like Clay’ has just been played on Annie Mac. How does that feel?
Yeh it feels great, everybody on the radio has been really supportive.
Where do you cite your musical influences from?
We listen to a lot of music on the road, and it all filters through to us in some way. Lee Scratch Perry, Arthur Russell, Roots Manuva, Pharoah Sanders, and Floating Points could be a good start!
We love new music at Indietronica. What new music are you listening to?
Still listening loads to Archy Marshall‘s record which came out a few months ago. The new Kanye and Kendrick Lamar releases have been getting a lot of play too. Just been listening to the new Dean Blunt record, or Babyfather, whatever he calls him self these days, crazy bastard.
Like what you hear? Then go check the boys out at a gig near you…
Fri 8th Reading Oakford Social*
Sat 9th Cardiff dimswn Festival
Sun 10th Oxford Bullingdon*
Tues 12th Guildford Boileroom*
Wed 13th London Electrowerkz*
Sat 30th Leeds Live At Leeds
Sun 1st Salford Sounds From The Other City
Thurs 19th London XOYO
Fri 20th Brighton The Great Escape
Mon 6th Paris Le Pop Up du label*
Fri 17th Hilvarenbeek Best Kept Secret Festival
Fri 15th Groene Ster Welcome To The Village Festival
Fri 29th Kent Leefest
Sat 10th Isle Of Wight Bestival
Sounds like: Adult Jazz, Salt Cathedral, Bombay Bicycle Club, Panda Cubs, The 1975, Yeasayer