Beak> are Billy Fuller, Geoff Barrow, and Will Young.
On September 21, Beak> released their long-awaited new album, aptly titled >>> on Temporary Residence Ltd./Invada Records. Written over the last year and, for the most part, recorded live in the Invada studios in Bristol, the band continue to forge their own path through their distinct genre of oddness.
“I love their slightly sinister krautrock leanings and sense of mischief. The album is a sinewy masterpiece…A brilliant band. A brilliant album.” – #7 BBC Radio 6 Music Recommends Albums Of The Year 2018
Beak> were formed in January 2009 by Bristol musicians Billy Fuller, Matt Williams, and
Geoff Barrow. The band instituted very strict guidelines governing the recording and
writing process of their work: The music was to be recorded live in one room with no
overdubs or repair, only using edits to create arrangements. That process – along with
their lineup, which now includes Will Young, replacing Williams – has evolved over the
years, but the spirit and sound of Beak> is stronger than ever.
#8 Uncut Top 50 Albums of 2018
Rolling Stone – “Their third album >>> is, by all measures, their boldest…Cold, weird, retro, and ready for a chase sequence.”
Spin – “’Brean Down’ strikes the right balance, coming off like the rightful heir to Can’s occasional experiments with something like pop song form at their early ‘70s peak— Beak>’s very own ‘Mushroom’ or ‘Vitamin C.’”
AllMusic – “Some of the band’s most entertaining and most challenging music…they keep pushing forward and it’s thrilling to go along on the ride with them.”
Pop Matters: Review – “Coupled with a sharper sound and stronger hooks, >>> stands as the band’s most engaging album to date.”
Rolling Stone: Desert Daze 2018: Best Things We Saw – “The minimalist rock trio delivered on the tricky grooves…”
Brooklyn Vegan – “These three are such good musicians…it was just great to bliss out to the grooves.”