After returning at the start of the year to release his highly-praised single ‘Drinking Lager’, Newcastle-based singer and songwriter Pete Beat is back once again to unveil his latest offering ‘Homesick Night’, lifted from his forthcoming new album ‘Before The War’.
With a smooth and transient sound throughout, ‘Homesick Night’ looks to continue his pursuit of broad and enticing aesthetics. Filled with his instantly identifiable vocals from start to finish, his newest gem fills us with anticipation for his new album, which is set to be released on the 16th April.
His ‘career’ began in 2006 with a single release on a small American tech-house label. This led to appearing as a vocalist on a Russian trance record a year later, these events providing inspiration to keep on making music. Pete has released two albums, both within the space of a year, which followed several EPs and singles released over the last 10 years. Previous releases have gained BBC 6Music and BBC Newcastle airplay, and very positive comments from DJ’s including BBC 6Music’s Tom Robinson.
His style doesn’t fit into a genre, but includes elements of folk, electronica, jazz and pop. Influences range from the Beatles to the Prodigy, David Bowie and Daft Punk.
“Aiming for a specific genre just doesn’t appeal to me,” Pete says “I’ll always go for what interests me at the time. I think in the earlier days there was benefit in ‘just doing it’ to build your skills, but after writing and recording 400 or so songs over the last 10 years, now I know to wait for inspiration before sitting down to work.”
Listen to Homesick Night on all digital platforms HERE