Out on April 9th on Zuccini Records in Australia and Not For Fun Records in the UK and Europe comes the new single from the Beegles – Dog, their first in four years since 2017’s Everybody Outside. It’s a slice of experimental almost performance poetry from the band, essentially the moniker of Melbourne multi-instrumentalist Ash Briody.
Of the track, Ash says “It was an experiment in self-improvisation. I tried a lot of different recording techniques to achieve the sound. The lyrics for the poem actually came from a dream I had; I woke up and wrote them down verbatim. After a little while, I approached Dan to perform the lyrics over the music I had recorded, unsure how it would turn out. He approached it in his own way and ended up perfecting it in just one take.”
Dog is a continuation of the things The Beegles have been known for, but throw in experimental, electronic psychedelic sounds into the mix, and you’re getting somewhere close. Dominated by the poetry and the anxious percussion that scatters beats and sounds all over the track, there’s also wiry guitar lines and plaintive pianos. It all adds up to something that’s immersive and extraordinary.
Check it out, here