Hailing from Hungary, experimental post hardcore quintet Shell Beach have signed with forward-thinking Australian label Wild Thing Records, and unveiled their mesmerising new single / video ‘Love Craft – House of Death’.
Dancing between post-hardcore, alternative and experimental rock genres, Budapest-based quintet Shell Beach have established themselves as one of the most exciting rock acts today. Initially formed in 2007, and with several European tours under their belt, Shell Beach’s line-up has evolved over time into what is now a Hungarian supergroup from Budapest’s highly respected underground rock scene. As a result, the band have expanded on their post-hardcore and shoegaze roots, with a well-crafted and evolved record.
‘Love Craft – House of Death’, the first release on new label Wild Thing Records, is the first taste of their new material from their upcoming album, which is as conceptually deep as the music itself.
On the new single, vocalist Zoltán Bodóczy comments: “Since I am a big Lovecraft fan and this short story is one of my favourites, it was obvious to “borrow” these terrible, horrific images to describe the situation. A complete separation from reality, an unearthly emotional world of despair. And the author’s name appears in the title as a kind of pun, which suggests that love as a craft cannot be pursued without sacrifices.”
To date, Shell Beach have released an EP and two full-length albums, collaborating with Matt Geise (Lower Definition and ex-Dance Gavin Dance), with guest vocals on Shell Beach’s second record This is Desolation.
Shell Beach are no strangers to the European touring circuit with six European tours under their belts as well as appearances at several major European festivals. The band have toured Europe supporting Enter Shikari and a handful of their own headline tours. Shell Beach have also graced the festival stages of Groezrock Festival (BE), Sziget Festival (HU), Rock For People Festival (CZ), Electric Castle (RO), Volt Festival (HU), and many others. Touring helped mature the band’s sound and helped Shell Beach get further established as the most prominent band of the Hungarian rock music scene, leaving the band’s fanbase eagerly awaiting their forthcoming record.