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Out now via PNKSLM Records

Rating: 7/10

By Kieran Webber

A lot of bands can encapsulate feelings, emotions and even imagery within their music and some bands can catch seasons. Beach Skulls debut album ‘Slow Grind’ has captured the feel good vibes of the summer with its laid back garage pop that is bursting with sunshine rays.

Read more: Introducing Beach Skulls

Although the band are made up from areas of the UK that is not famously known for its beaches or sunshine for that matter, they have made music that could comfortably be played out of a California beach hut or even one in Cornwall (Hey lads come visit us).

‘Slow Grind’ opens with the dreamy ‘Heavy Pound’ a swirling surf rock number that truly sets the tone for the rest of the album, expect plenty of beach references and a sound similar to the Beach Boys and Gap Dream.┬áBut it’s not all sun tans and surf vibes, although the vibe is always relaxed songs such as ‘Melted’ and ‘Pale Blue Eyes’ turn the volume up and add a bit of zest.

As a whole the album is a relaxed, chilled out bag of hook laden garage pop that will have you in a state of zen and have your body swaying to its kicked back melodies.