Beautiful Boy began life in January 2013 when singer and guitarist Dane Etteridge first played songs he'd written the previous summer to long-time friends. Soon after this meeting, the five-piece began rehearsing in earnest in their hometown of Brighton, reshaping the raw demos into an engaging and powerful live set.
Following a fruitful recording session in the summer, Beautiful Boy made their online debut in August with 'Home', which received glowing praise across the board. Support slots with The Jezebels, The View, Luke Sital-Singh, Matthew And The Atlas, Treetop Flyers and Goldheart Assembly quickly followed, cementing the quintet's rise to recognition.
Raygun Records are proud to announce that Beautiful Boy's debut double A-sided single 'Home/Love Me More' will be released on May 19th on a limited run of 300 7" Vinyl. The single shows off the exceptional breadth of the band's sound - from the heartfelt plea for redemption that is 'Home', to the pounding, rousing indie anthem of 'Love Me More'.
Beautiful Boy play:
Thu 3rd HIGH WYCOMBE, Bucks University w/ The View
Mon 14th LONDON, Oslo w/ Luke Sital-Singh
Fri 18th BRiGHTON, Clarendon Centre w/ Fickle Friends
Wed 7th BRIGHTON, Spiegel Tent, Made In Brighton
Thu 8th BRIGHTON, The Great Escape
Fri 9th BRIGHTON, The Great Escape
Sat 10th BRIGHTON, The Great Escape
Fri 16th BANBURY, As Known As
Beautiful Boy are Dane Etteridge (vocals, guitar), Simon Goldring (drums), Joseph Heaselgrave (guitar), Tom Beck (keys) and Greg Bishop (bass)
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