Beach Slang Album Release Show (27.09.16)

Last Tuesday Philadelphia’s Beach Slang rocked Rough Trade with a loud blast of cathartic posipunk in celebration of the release of their latest record “A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings”. I dusted off my camera and filmed some of the set, you can check it out below.

Beach Slang is one of those bands that make you feel like you’re part of something special when you watch them. Frontman and punk-dad James Alex makes it sound like he’s playing just to you (and all your sweaty friends). The crowd ate it up with the front section shouting along to every word, with a rowdy pit kicking around behind them. They blasted through a set spanning all their albums and EPs, with a few fun covers thrown in for good measure. Punks not dead, It’s just grown up (and sometimes wears a bow-tie).

Beach Slang

The openers for the show, The Smiths cover band Mr Shankly and the Franklys were pretty fantastic too. If they ever play another show and you even remotely like The Smiths, you should check them out. Pure entertainment (and pretty decent covers).

Mr Shankly and the Franklys


  1. Future Mixtape for the Art Kids
  2. Wasted Daze of Youth
  3. Filthy Luck
  4. Punk or Lust
  5. Spin the Dial
  6. Throwaways
  7. Hard Luck Kid
  8. Hot Tramps
  9. Noisy Heaven
  10. Ride the Wild Haze
  11. Punks in a Disco Bar
  12. Boxcar (Jawbreaker cover)
  13. Can’t Hardly Wait (The Replacements cover)
  14. Dirty Cigarettes
  15. Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas
  16. American Girls and French Kisses
  17. Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard cover)
  18. Alex Chilton (The Replacements cover)
  19. Atom Bomb


  1. Warpaint
  2. Kids
  3. Jessie’s Girl (Rick Springfield cover)
  4. My Sharona (The Knack cover)
  5. Just Like Heaven (The Cure cover)
  6. All Fuzzed Out
  7. Smooth (Santana cover)
  8. Young & Alive