On The Trail...
Grrl Powered 4 piece Beverley Kills to Release 4 track ep on exotic
red vinyl 10'' and download
Great all-girl punky power-pop, sorta like The Muffs or the Fastbacks
with a more aggressive vocalist and a dirtier guitar sound.- xfm.co.uk
Founded in the summer of 2008, Beverley Kills launched its all-girl
punk-rock attack shortly after their first jam and has been gaining
momentum ever since.
Founded by drummer Juliette and also starring Georgie, Kate and Elisa
(lead vox, guitar and b/vox and bass and b/vox respectively) the band
has played all over the country, sharing bills with some notable acts,
including Varsity Drag (Ben Deily Lemonheads' current project), Bleech,
The Slits - who dubbed BK best support of the tour, GBH
(whose bassist Ross Lomas purred "You might be our new favourite
band") - and The Primitives.
The bands debut EP, No Cash Value, was released on
9021GO! Records in the summer of 2010, to favourable reviews in a number
of well-respected punk fanzines. Their eponymous debut album was unleashed
in November 2011 and the people loved it!
The new ep 'Under the Trail' sees them collaborate with long term fans
and friends at R*E*P*E*A*T records, releasing the band's (and the label's!)
first ever 10'' coloured vinyl record. All who have heard the tracks
have been instantly smitten, even the normally hard eared producers
at HVR studios became fans:
Just listened to thirteen minutes and forty
two seconds of absolute punky, grungy pop perfection. And after a million
listens it is still awesome.
Cant wait for the world to hear how well this band have captured
the spirit, immediacy and energy of hearing a record like Dookie by
Green Day or Nevermind by Nirvana for the first time. Just chuffed to
be involved and the number one fan of Beverley Kills!!!"
With song plays and interviews on BBC and other radio stations behind
them, and a love of playing live, the grrrls of Beverley Kills fully
intend to continue blazing their own punk rock trail.
The band will be promoting the ep with a series of dates including
Sunday November 3rd, stripped down set supporting Grant Hart (Husker
Du / Nova Mob), Portland Arms, Cambridge
November 7th, The Windmill Brixton
November 9th, Cambridge Portland Arms ep launch party
December 6th, Portland Arms Cambridge
Available from November 11th 2013 as a coloured vinyl
4 track ep in black or very limited (less than 20!) hand made white
sleeves, or as download from usual digital stores.
Buy your vinyl copy here
Cambridge-based Beverley Kills are an all-girl pop-punk-rock four
piece with the perfect mix of attitude, snarl, riffs and melodies to
set them apart from other pretenders. Part Veruca Salt, part Hole, part
Breeders and part Sleater-Kinney, Beverley Kills are a breath of fresh
air on the UK punk-rock scene because they have the songs to back up
their riot-grrrl attitude.
We Rock Like Girls Don't
Taking inspiration for their band and label names from the rubbish
TV programme about over-privileged kids flaunting their wealth and stupidity,
you might fear the worst for the all-girl Beverley Kills...But when
you learn that they're mates with Peterborough's legendary Destructors,
you can be sure they take their punk seriously. Foot down from the get
go, they never let up, delivering eight breakneck cuts in little more
than twenty minutes. 'VIP', 'Night Time Girl' and 'You Wish For' are
all standouts, effortlessly melodic with lead singer Georgie fronting
the harmonies. A bit too sweet perhaps? Not in the slightest. These
girls mean business, racking them up with a bulldozing rhythm section
and buzzsaw guitar. Shame it's over all too soon.
Gerry Ranson - Vive Le Rock Magazine
Beverley Kills/ The Destructors CEtait La Guerre
[...] The split is a great way of getting your name exposed to new fans,
and I reckon Beverley Kills are going to benefit from this one. They
kick off proceedings with three tracks of really powerful female pop-punk.
And when I say pop-punk I mean the proper bubblegum punky
variety as played by the likes of Face To Face, Tilt, The Methadones
and co. The three songs showcase their sound and are the perfect catalyst
to make you want to hunt out some other releases or catch them live.
Basically if you dig yer pop-punk served hot from the oven, you need
to listen to this. As is tradition with bands of the ilk these Cambridge
girls give you a quality rendition of Don Blacks 1972 classic
Ben (you know, the Michael Jackson one!). A quick virtual
flip of the disc and its The Destructors turn...A good contrast
to the more melodic sounds of Beverley Kills, two good solid punk bands
complementing each other nicely.
Tom Chapman - Mass Movement Magazine
I recently took a poke around the black bins of SecondSpin.com
in Denver while on a small business trip in Colorado...As I handed my
carefully selected items over the counter to the clerks...I noticed
the Beverley Kills 9021GO album thru the corner of my eyes.
As the tattooed clerk (an environmentalist) put the last item into the
paper bag, I asked her to ring up the new B.K L.P on the register too.
She asked 4 a price check over the P.A & the assistant manager did
rush over like the wind to assist. He looked embarrassed as he explained
the album was not labeled. He claimed he found the disc in his Ford
Focus late night Friday after a wild swingers party & that he believed
the album to be rare. Turns out its a great all girl grungy (think
Green Day with a female singer) band from Cambridge UK. Close to The
Muffs, Hole, Joan Jet, & the Blackhearts. Tracking was well done,
high quality recording, & solid cuts start to finish. Lots of ringing
in my ears now.
GuN - Mighty Fleiss Radio
BEVERLEY KILLS / THE DESTRUCTORS: C'etait La Guerre Split EP -
BEVERLEY KILLS are an all-female melodic punk rock band from the Cambridge
area in UK. A new aquaintance that was really nice. Damned good indeed!
Would be nice to hear some more with this band.
Jimmy Blomfield - hardrockinfo.com
These four ladies not only rock one of the best new band names
we've heard in ages, but also the attitude, ability and, most importantly,
tunes to go with it. This is punk rock of the getting-drunk-with-your-friends,
having-a-good-time variety, and if you don't leave their gig with a
big good-to-be-alive grin on your face, then you quite probably have
a shrivelled, decaying soul
Line Of Best Fit
Beverley Kills. A quartet of punk-tinged all-girl rockers from
the city of Cambridge. Tunefully forceful lead vocals set off by crunching
riffs, driving drumming and particularly emphatic layers of call-response-rant-woo-ooh
backing vocals...They have picked up an ever-increasing band of fans,
who rather approve of their increasingly fully-realised songs and assured
sound. Expect their set to be pounding, tuneful and lest we forget
very good fun indeed.
This all-girl super group blend sweet harmonies with pop punk
driven guitars with such ease, it's a joy to watch/listen to. Make sure
you catch these gals!
No Gods No Managers
Beverley Kills have rapidly made a name for themselves with their
intensely melodic brand of punk rock. Massive hooks, riffs to knock
houses down and a sense of humour. Expect the odd nifty cover in there
Green Mind Promotions
"I have been looking forward to a 'proper' release from all-girl
Cambridge band Beverley Kills for about a year now I guess, since they
released their first demo. I'm a massive fan of this band and some readers
with a longer-term memory might remember that they were interviewed
a few issues back. Well, what can I say, this 5 track EP just gets so
much play around mine, there is so much to love about this band, from
the Ramones-esque chunky guitar sound to the Teen Idols-inspired harmony-filled
pop-punk. The vocal melodies from Georgie really do set this off a treat,
my favourite female vocalist perhaps of all time? Just perhaps, listen
to the chorus of 'Papercuts' and you'll hear what I mean, just amazing.
Man, we must get these lot back to Norwich soon (they played Lucy's
Birthday show last year). This would've been my release of the issue
if there wasn't such an unusual amount of quality stuff elsewhere. Get
Mild Peril Zine
Real nice melodic punk rock here; its not super fast, but
it does have bite, good vocals, a nice guitar sound and there is a catchy
energy to the songs that makes them stick in your head. This isnt
just a lazy comparison because they are all girls, some of it really
does remind me of early Go Gos, but harder, grittier and more punk sounding
(the pictures on the tray inlay do nothing to dispel that feeling either).
Five tracks here, and all are winners, Ive been playing this a