By The Sea come from the lineage of firework pop, bursts of colour and squeeze-your-hand intense love aligned with grey skies & work things. Recall the first time you heard The Chills’ ‘Pink Frost’ or Television Personalities’ ‘How I Learned To Live The Bomb’?

That’s the encounter.


Liam Power formed By The Sea in 2011, the band’s debut single ‘Waltz Away’ coming out on The Great Pop Supplement label that year. In November 2012 the band released their self-titled album through Dell’Orso and GPS. The NME noted how there was “a beautifully bruised element to this Wirral act’s debut from the subdued, morbid production to Liam Power’s heroically battle-weary vocals”.


They have also often been tagged for their kitchen-sink dramas, though they’re more akin to something like ‘Wish You Were Here’, both funny and dark without being maudlin. There’s an end of pier melancholy to By The Sea records though, something more than a scribble of sentiment on a souvenir postcard.


For their second LP Endless Days, Crystal Skies the band turned over production duties to their friend Bill Ryder-Jones (formerly of The Coral) and released that bounty of melodic pop on their own War Room Records. It’s a partnership they have retained for the new third album Heaven Knows Magnolia released on purple vinyl, CD and digital formats on October 21st.


The track listing of Heaven Knows Magnolia is as follows:


1.   ESP

2.   Heaven Knows Magnolia

3.   Desire Paths

4.   Shall We Put On How I Long?

5.   Harry And Stevie

6.   Bedbound Melodies

7.   Anywhere You Like

8.   Carl’s UFO

9.   Love Letter

10. Mt. Pleasant

11. The Let Downs


Listen to the album, Heaven Knows Magnolia, HERE


Finally, to coincide with the single release and leading up to the album, the band have booked some initial UK dates:


Fri 2 Sept, Claptrap, Stourbridge
Weds 7 Sept, Three Wise Monkeys, Colchester
Fri 9 Sept, Venn St. Social, Huddersfield
Weds 14 Sept, The Lanes, Bristol
Weds 21 Sept, Signature Brew, London
Fri 23 Sept, Ty Pawb, Wrexham
Fri 30 Sept, Le Pub, Newport (supporting Bryde)
Fri 7 Oct, Future Yard, Birkenhead


Listen to ‘Harry And Stevie’ HERE


For further information contact:

Steve Phillips | Carl Delahunty |Carry On Press | 0797 166 1621 |




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