Beechwood for three shows in the Benelux this month06-11-2018
When a band releases their third album five months after their second, you're probably foolish if you're expecting a significant amount of audible growth. But what do you know? Beechwood sound like a stronger and more energetic band on Inside The Flesh Hotel, which arrived in June 2018, hot on the heels of Songs From The Land Of Nod, released in January of this year.
Songs From The Land Of Nod was fittingly titled, as the performances had a certain sleepy quality even when the band was rocking hard, but while vocalist Gordon Lawrence hasn't abandoned the whispery mumble that dominated the previous LP, this band sounds tighter, more committed, and more forceful their third time at bat. From two-minute pop perfection, to the sound of drug-induced nightmare psychoses, the trio's music hits you where it hurts. Gordon Lawrence (guitar/vox), Eric Carney (drums/vox) and Sid Simons (bass/vox) are drawing their rock'n'roll line in the dirt, which side are you on?