Beggar In The Heights
Good Health
Released_..16.06.2019



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Our debut album; Good Health, was recorded in London in October of 2018 as part of a week-long residency at the Averard Hotel with Slate Projects.

The hotel itself, which was being used to host fringe artists and projects, is a derelict building which was clearly once as grand as the exterior would imply, but years of abandon had worn it down to its barebones _twice when recording drums, some debris from the roof fell on the kit_...

Though we did many takes of each section, we only half referred to the demos and notes we had for what the songs were. For the most part, we were free to improvise with extending sections, inflections, and structure. We made the decision for us to not record to a click track, meaning that we were playing to each other's tempo.

We straddled a line between a highly performance based, emotionally raw live recording, and treating what we recorded almost as found sounds. Assembling them into what eventually became our debut album.

Good Health, along with Beggar in the Heights as a whole is this strange collection of conflicts; consequence of the anxieties individuals just stepping into adulthood can experience. It is an iterative process of continually trying out new things until they break, mending them, fixing them up, and bandaging what we can salvage. The album that resulted from this was made up of six somewhat long form songs, all playing with this idea at their core, the music moving from moments of tension to catharsis, and back again.

Jacob Reid - Guitar 
Sam Welch - Engineering / Production
Marco Gianturco - Guitar
Kyle Hood - Guitar
Liam Brown - Bass
Ali Baillie - Clarinet / Piano
Stephen Buggy - Drums
Lewis Ross - Drums / Percussion
Lambert Segura - Violin / Saxophone
Stefan Janik - Piano / Synth / Occasional Melodica


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Our target market is people who sleep at irregular times and those who appreciate that feeling you have when you think you’ve left the stove on