The Beat Up/The Beatings Information
Beginning life as The Beatings, the band released their debut single "Jailhouse" and "Bad Feeling" both of which were Singles Of The Week in NME and Kerrang!
The Beatings were forced to change their name after a similarly titled US band decided to take exception. They became The Beat Up and went on to record their debut album "Black Rays Defence" produced by the enigmatic Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine at his North London studio in the summer of 2004. Trading in the same fuzzed up, delinquent strain of rock ‘n' roll, the 10 tracks on their debut long player ooze a primeval spirit that recalls the likes of Blue Cheer, the Dead Boys and The Sonics.
Touring the UK extensively both on their own and alongside the likes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Libertines and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, The Beat Up also supported Franz Ferdinand on tour in both Japan and UK before calling time in 2006.
“first class punk rock” MOJO
“a lean, raw, stripped-down sound more redolent of The Dead Boys than The Strokes” KERRANG!
“a masterclass in uncomplicated swamp rock” NME
“a ferocious assault on the senses – absolutely perfect” CLASH
“ a speed- freaked gnarly punk rock debut” VICE
“an accomplished debut from one of London's best bands” DAZED
“a half-hour blast of high energy punk rock” TELEGRAPH
“like Iggy Pop shoving Mark E Smith down some stairs” RECORD COLLECTOR
Nick Pankhurst (vocals/guitar), Matt Dawson (guitar/vocals), Dino Gollnick (bass) & Todd Parmenter (drums).
Nick Pankhurst is currently a touring member of Duke Spirit. and recently released material as The Creepy Morons. Dino Gollnick is a touring member of Ladytron.
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