This is a co-release with Newcastle based purveyors of good times, Leave Me Here Presents. (www.leavemehere.co.uk)
Newcastle (UK) based 3 piece Beauty Pageant are Helen Papaioannou, Daniel Dixon and Marie Thompson. They make a big loud raucous circus like clatter comprising of pounding drums, detuned guitar, gnarly baritone sax and sticky banshee vocals. Sometimes playful, sometimes minimal, always noisy! Beauty Pageant’s searing new EP drives home the bands’ desire to offer you something out of the ordinary. Trouncing waves of distortion are delivered over a bed of vigorous clunk and interwoven with sporadic invasions of erratic baritone sax. Revered in their hometown for their unbridled live shows, Beauty Pageant’s unique and chaotic sound has been expertly captured on ‘Torso‘.
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"A perfect marriage of James Chance’s (Contortions) sax and Lydia Lunch’s (Teenage Jesus and the Jerks) screams and I can guarantee you that if that era of New York’s underground excites you then you’ll like this release too." - Louder Than War
"The first track has an almost Melt Banana feel at points, except with a little bit of a twist. It's More of the same here; saxophone, screamed vocals and deliciously thick guitar noise” - Craigness