In Scene Report, musicians from all over the globe fill us in on what’s going on sonically in their hometowns. This week, tricky, tropical-party pop trio Beaty Heart let us know what’s up in Peckham, England. Their debut LP, Mixed Blessings, is out now via Nusic Sounds/Caroline.
Peckham used to be the armpit of London. Now it’s one of its tits. Over the last five years the area has been subject to a relentless gentrification process, and now finally enough white people have moved in for it to be considered a good place to get a cappuccino. That’s where we come in. Beaty Heart: three pasty gringos from South East England who play African and Caribbean-influenced indie pop. We like a crisp negroni to wash down our goat curry, and roll blunts with the culture section. And it is this delicate blend of open-mindedness and simple-mindedness that qualifies us as the ideal guides for muggles who have yet to experience the ramshackle charms (or redeeming features) of this “up and coming area.”
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