The Bevis Frond | Focus on Nature
The Bevis Frond | Focus on Nature

The Bevis Frond | Focus on Nature


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On double purple vinyl.

Focus On Nature is the new studio album from celebrated post-psyche singer songwriter Nick Saloman and his band The Bevis Frond. Seventy-five minutes of glorious melodies that span 60s psych, English folk, Seattle art-punks The Wipers, the buzzsaw pop of Dinosaur Jr and Hendrix-esque explorations. There’s always an element of playful Englishness to their music.

Heavily influencing the likes of The Lemonheads, Teenage Fanclub, Elliot Smith, Pavement and Dinosaur Jr, the cult icons have produced another off-kilter mix of melodic piano-led melancholy, acoustic ruminations, scratchy garage rock with a punky edge and full-on guitar histrionics.

Like its much-praised predecessor, ‘Little Eden’, the new record studies the world’s weariness but fills out a bigger canvas; fast food and global warming, broken hearts and long gone nights out, everyday immortality and being God’s gift all share space. It’s like Townshend at his most thematic; Big Star in all their acoustic glory, perfectly balancing the punky garage rock combo who end up running on ‘Empty’ with Gilmour breaks that elevate it all to grandeur.

“Still mixing pop, punk and psych to giddy effect.” The Guardian

A1. Heat
A2. Focus on Nature
A3. God’s Gift
A4. Vitruvian Man
A5. A Mirror
B1. Leb Off
B2. Here For the Other One
B3. Happy Wings
B4. Empty
B5. Wrong Way Round
C1. Mr Freds Disco
C2. Jack Immortal
C3. Hairstreaks
C4. Maybe We Got It Wrong
D1. Brocadine
D2. Big Black Sky
D3. The Hug
D4. I Can’t Breathe
D5. Hung on a Wire