Collection: Beat Mark

Beat Mark are one of a few French bands to strike with the noisy pop spirit of contemporary U.S. music (from MGMT to Crystal Stilts) who don’t hide their mid-80s to mid-90s English influences. Their sound has been described as nuggets of The Vaselines, and The Television Personalities with a few drops of The Jesus and Mary Chain, The Stone Roses and Primal Scream.

Some have even evoked My Bloody Valentine. Whatever, the mix, the 2 boys and 2 girls of Beat Mark from Paris have created a full-length album that has a raw and instantly refreshing new sound. Who would have thought the French could be so chic hot. We eleased their debut album ‘Howls of Joy’ in the UK and US to critical acclaim in February 2013.

‘Sexy & dirty, melodic & gloriously messy at the same time’ Les Inrocks

‘I’ve listened to the album so many times this week I love it’ Tom Ravenscroft BBC 6 Music

‘Great record, sounds like they should be from California’ Steve Lamacq, BBC 6 Music

‘Beat Mark are a new French band who offer up a wonderful slice of scrappy, catchy pop on their debut album, making a tuneful racket that blends garage-grown organ fuzz and drum stomp with a jangle-heavy wall-of-guitar sound and lovely male/female vocal harmonies.’ Other Music NYC

“On first impressions, Howls of Joy is a charmingly scruffy, slightly shambolic record, but with repeated listens, the subtle song craft shines through” Record Collector

“Joyous debut album from Parisian Creationists” 7/10 Uncut

“this album a vital addition to anyone’s noise-pop collection.”

‘Saturated garage guitar pop, lo-fi psychedelism sung in English…it’s simple, it’s beautiful, it’s dignified & sober’ Rock & Folk Magazine