Auckland’s The Beths have garnered an enamored following all over Australia and their native New Zealand for a hot minute, but the release of their debut EP in 2016 has yielded a breakout for the four-piece here in the states and elsewhere. Comprised of a group of people who met while studying jazz at the University of Auckland, the four ironically bonded over a mutual love for pop-punk. Harnessing a sound akin to Skating Polly, their music is heavily driven by melodic guitars punctuated by bright vocal melodies. “Future Me Hates Me,” the title track to the group’s upcoming debut full-length, epitomizes the group’s groove, with lead vocalist, guitarist, and chief songstress Elizabeth Stokes singing about diving into love head first despite cynically seeing ten steps ahead to the heartache and headaches that come with the territory.
“Future Me Hates Me” is out August 10th via Carpark.
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