Kvelertak offshoot Beachheads have unveiled the first single from their upcoming debut album. Moment Of Truth is the unexpected yet addictive precursor to the release of debut album Fysisk Format on February 3.
The spark that became Beachheads was first ignited on a tour bus as Kvelertak members Vidar (guitar) and Marvin (bass) fantasised about the endless potential of fuzzy guitars, energetic drums and strong melodies.
The two hard-working Kvelertak musicians had little time off and Beachheads endured as more of a dream for their days off- rather than the real band they wished for.
After a demo session a couple of years back they hooked up with Stavanger-locals Espen – a metal drummer with a pop heart – and former synth-pop-singer Børild. Together they knocked out three single tracks that quickly made a mark on playlists on both Norwegian and British national radio. The sudden success and interest came as a surprise for Beachheads who had no big plans, except for ‘maybe recording an album sometime’.
It soon became apparent that Børild’s drawer full of lyrics would be one of the main assets of the band. Having recently lived through the passing of his father, Børild, as the youngest son in the family, has a lot to express. Whether it’s the hard realism in the grieving lyrics of Despair, Procession or Treasure Chest or the more amorous lyrics of Una, honesty is the overriding emotion.
The album was recorded in Beachheads’ hometown Stavanger and mixed by Øystein Frantzvåg in Oslo studio Nabolaget.