Beaten Bodies return from hibernation with their brand new offering ‘The Royal Road’ out 09 June 2014. To coincide with it’s release the 7 piece Sydney/Wollongong neo soul collective will hit the road for a series of shows across NSW, QLD and VIC commencing June 13.
Formed in 2012 to quench a mutual thirst for funk and R&B, their debut EP saw the band touted as a fresh new group to watch. Inspired by the current musical climate and with a growing need to experiment their music has evolved since those early days and now Beaten Bodies occupy a space somewhere between the dank hip hop beats of The Robert Glasper Experiment and the neo soul grooves of Erykah Badu.
‘The Royal Road’ is a giant step forward for the band. With a sound soaked in lush harmony and their own brand of lilting groove, this collection of songs beautifully demonstrates the group’s forward motion and innovative approach to their craft. The new single ‘Monkey Grip’ follows on from ‘Crowns’, a song that received healthy radio play and created a strong demand for the soon-to-be-released final product.
Beaten Bodies have played alongside the likes of Sticky Fingers, Milan, Sex On Toast and Okenyo. Prior to heading out on The Royal Road tour the band recently joined forces with Ngaiire for her Vivid Sydney event at The Basement.
The Royal Road is available on 09 June 2014 via iTunes, with physical copies available at the band’s shows.
June 13 – The Heritage Hotel, Wollongong (with Shazza T & Fat Kid)
June 14 – The Howler, Melbourne (with Cactus Channel)
June 19 – The Joynt, Brisbane (with Inigo)
June 20 – The Brewery, Byron Bay
June 21 – 5 Church Street, Bellingen
June 27 – The Murrah Hall, Bermagui (with Cactus Channel)
June 28 – Transit Bar, Canberra (with Brass Knuckle Brass Band)
June 29 – The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney (with Cactus Channel)
July and August dates announced soon