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Pete Beat returns with his superb new album ‘Before The War’



Making a mark on the scene with his stunning new singles ‘Drinking Lager’, ‘Homesick Night’ and ‘Before The War’ throughout this year, Newcastle’s chameleon of music Pete Beat has now dropped his long-awaited third studio album ‘Before The War’.


Written as a think piece towards how today’s society almost mirrors the pre-war experience of the 1930s, ‘Before The War’ shows us some of his most dexterous work to date. With no genre off limits and an adventurous sensibility to boot, his new LP is brimming with fresh and exciting ideas that show him as a vibrant troubadour on the new music scene.


“Into a world increasingly mirroring the 1930s comes an album partly inspired by the British dance band sound of that era, but updated for the modern age with electronic production and funky beats”, he explains.


“In our current age, social media algorithms polarise the population. Dodgy foreign billions pay for election results which benefit the rich and powerful using Facebook ads. Society becomes increasingly unequal. People look for someone to blame, and flawed saviours are only too keen to offer solutions.

“But this isn't a political album. Even in turbulent times we still think about love and life, mental illness, and spending the lockdown summer of 2020 drinking lager in the backyard.”


Pete Beat’s new album ‘Before The War’ is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it below.