Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Arthur Beatrice – A Band Review

Arthur Beatrice
     Last week Indie Obsessive met Grizfolk, a band which we believe (admittedly, just an educated guess) changed its name from Griz Adams because of a trademark conflict with the current owner of the rights to the Grizzle Adams television show and character. Well, we are hoping Arthur Beatrice does not meet a similar fate. For those of you who haven’t spent an undue amount of time in front of a television watching sitcoms, Beatrice (“Bea”) Arthur played major roles in All in the Family, Maude, and The Golden Girls.
     Yesterday, Arthur Beatrice made another single available. The song is “Carter.” It begins with rolling percussion, which is soon followed by a gentle piano. Then, female vocals enter, which are soon joined by male vocals. Pretty good! However, the song becomes blog-worthy when the energy hits at the 0:51 mark. Better, the remainder of the song continues to make well-timed shifts in energy and in instrument/voice focus.

     “Carter” by Arthur Beatrice

     The SoundCloud page states that "Carter" will not be available for download until September 6, 2013. What? Are they trying to avoid making money? 
     Arthur Beatrice is based in London. The members of the band are Orlando Leopard (lead vocals, guitar, keyboards, organ), Ella Girardot (lead vocals, keyboards, organ) and brothers Elliot (drums, backing vocals) and Hamish Barnes (bass, backing vocals).

     “Charity” by Arthur Beatrice - this is not available on SoundCloud

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