Menace Beach, the Leeds band comprising Liza Violet and Ryan Needham, have just released new album Lemon Memory (on Memphis Industries).
Lead single "Maybe We’ll Drown” neatly encapsulating millennial worries in the titular lyric and finds Liza taking the lead vocal (as she does on much of Lemon Memory). Indeed, if debut LP Ratworld was Ryan’s record, Lemon Memory is very much the Liza LP.
Written in Ibiza and recorded in Sheffield with Ross Orton (MIA, Arctic Monkeys, The Fall), Lemon Memory is in part an effort to lift a citrus-based curse Ryan and Liza believe was placed on their house, via the hexbreaking power of music. It’s also the sound of a band finding their own identity, edging closer to some sort of grimy truth.