Sunday, July 7, 2019

Monkey (Cheetah) • The Be Positives • 2019


New single here from Manchester-based self-affirming mad-pop outfit THE BE POSITIVES – ‘Monkey (Cheetah)’

THE BE POSITIVES is a northern conundrum. It features two members from Slovenly Records garage-rock outfit Proto Idiot, who’ve found support from Dork, Loud And Quiet, Louder Than War and VICE.

Of the same vein as fellow up-and-comers Cut Worms, but filled with Lemon Twigs-esque intoxicants, the mad-pop debut ‘Monkey (Cheetah)’ was written during a Harry Nilsson binge, while the quartet were learning songs from the original ‘The Jungle Book’ film for a kids’ party.




THE BE POSITIVES is a northern conundrum. Consisting of Mike Seal (Guitar, Piano & Vocals), Rob Hatton (Bass & Vocals), Simon Mayne (Lead Guitar & Vocals) and Callum Darley (Drums & Vocals), they were splayed across Merseyside to Sheffield, all sharing an affinity for McCartney, Dylan, Kinks and Nick Lowe, and later, moving to Manchester, all hankering for gigging at grotty pubs across the city. Now united, the four-piece invoke mad-pop affirmation through berserk instrumentation laced with smart lyricism.  

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