As posted in Flood Magazine
Bee Bee Sea have come to establish their highly unique brand of playful garage rock following the release of their US-label debut Sonic Boomerang back in November, as well as a decisive European victory on tour opening for (Thee?) Oh Sees and (The?) Black Lips. With the announcement of their American tour dates, including a stint at Pickathon next month, the 'beeb' are a group that delivers an authentic rock sound that's unapologetically raw and refreshingly sincere.
"Bee Bee Sea makes a kind of revved-up garage-punk leaked from the mutant brains of Thee Oh Sees and Black Lips — bands with which the Northern Italian trio has toured — with a little bit of The Cramps' psycho-surf and Can's hypno-funk. For the next five minutes, don't take your hands off the wheel — you might fall into a pit of stabbing guitars or heavy tides of rolling bass" - NPR Music
A SNOTTY, BRATTISH SALUTE TO EVERYTHING THAT MAKES MUSIC FUN IN THE FIRST PLACE."-- CLASH MUSIC
Bee Bee Sea could very well be Italy’s answer to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard " - The Revue
"D.I. Why Why Why" illustrates everything that makes Bee Bee Sea's songs so intoxicating, opening with a catchy surf-rock riff and some driving percussion before the band's fuzzy, layered vocals come in" - Pure Grain Audio
" Explosive Sonic Boomerang as a whole is one head-spinning record from start to finish, overflowing with energy. It's an album that showcases the biggest and the best that Italy's punk scene has to offer" - Pop Dust
"Bee Bee Sea hook your ears in right from the off with Sonic Boomerang, drenched in reverb-soaked chugging guitars, simmering under spiking jabs of almost new-wave rhythms. The beat behind it and the repeating vocals over the top relentlessly drive the song, and the album as a whole, forward" - Louder Than War
Lucky for us we have the all-too-infrequent exportation of bands like Bee Bee Sea—an idiosyncratic trio of psych-indebted rockers hailing from an obscure Lombardian comune—to keep us enlightened to the underrepresented vera Italia, which seems pretty similar to our own tradition of small-town ennui: “When there’s no good shit around, you better form a band!” is the motto the Castel Goffredo three-piece has come to define themselves by. - Flood Magazine
7/17 - Burlington, VT - The Monkey House
7/20 - Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere (with Jane Church)
7/21 - Philadelphia, PA - The Sound Hole (with Jane Church)
7/22 - Richmond, VA - Capital Ale House Richmond
7/23 - Atlanta, GA - The EARL
7/24 - Memphis, TN - Hi Tone
7/26 - Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
7/27 - Costa Mesa, CA - The Wayfarer
7/28 - Los Angeles, CA - Zebulon Café Concert
8/02 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse Seattle
8/03, 04, 05 - Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon
The Dirty Water Club started in October 1996 in the Tufnell Park neighbourhood of north London, at a venue called The Boston. The club's name is derived from The Standells' 1966 hit 'Dirty Water' which glorifies the US city of Boston, Massachusetts.
Past performers have included The White Stripes (voted by Q Magazine as one of the top 10 gigs of all time, Mojo one of the top 30 and Kerrang one of the top 100!), The Gories, Country Teasers, Black Lips, NOBUNNY, Kid Congo Powers, The Fleshtones, Billy Childish, Radio Birdman, The Dirtbombs, Thee Michelle Gun Elephant, The 18.104.22.168's, The Horrors and The Brian Jonestown Massacre to name just a few. The club has also seen some original '60s performers, such as The Monks, ? and the Mysterians, Kim Fowley, Sky Saxon, GONN, Michael Davis of the MC5 and more grace its stage.
Their in-house record label, Dirty Water Records, is one of the leading garage/beat/(real) R&B labels in the world.