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Morrie Beth

Years Active 2012-Present

Genre Indie Pop

Members Lachie Darby - Guitar, Vox. Alex Watson - Bass Corey Turner - Keys, Vox Tyler Michie - Drums, Vox Andy Douglas - Drums (2011-2012)

Describe Your Sound

The easiest description is indie-psych-pop. No two tracks sound the same really but a number of influences are evident in all our tracks. Some tracks have a foundation in blues with a poppy hook or heavy fuzz-oriented jam down.

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Contact

Alex Watson
morriebeth@gmail.com

Formation

The foundations of Morrie Beth began a number of years ago when one lonely boy accompanied by his guitar and Macbook began recording demos by himself. He then convinced one of his mates to buy a bass (with a little help from K-Rudd's stimulus package) and things began taking shape. We basically mucked around playing covers, originals and generally jamming about. It was soon realised a drummer was needed for us to tighten up and in addition some synth to float over the top and lighten things up. We practiced a couple of times and played our one and only gig in this lineup at then drummer, Andy's farewell house party. A new drummer was sourced shortly following in the form of Tyler and we began regular rehearsals at the Hen House Studios. Things were going well until our self-righteous bassist decided to go to Kenya for 3 months which put things on hold. Upon his return things resumed where things left off and got right into it.

Influences

We played a few house parties when we were starting out with FOAM, We Move Walls and a couple of times with Junior Jaws. More recently though we've headlined bills with Silver Hills, Apache, Mt Mountain and Old Blood.

Career Highlights

Our band launch at The Bird (2nd May, 2013) was sweet. It reached capacity at 9pm and there were a bunch of people lining up to get so that was pretty sick.

Current Activity

At the moment we're just rehearsing every week and always on the prowl for our next gig. Also working on a few new tracks to unveil when we deem appropriate.

Releases by Morrie Beth

At present we are yet to have anything released. However we recently recorded a single at Freo Recording Studio with Brian from Sugarpusss and are in the process of having that mixed/mastered by a buddy of ours from school Cam Parkin (Shazam).