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GET TO KNOW: Pete Beat
With his long-awaited new album 'Before The War' set to land on the 16th April, Newcastle's Pete Beat has now returned to share his latest effort 'Homesick Night'.
With an eclectic mix of aesthetics going into much of what he creates, 'Homesick Night' presents itself as a raw and driven piece of indie-rock-inspired gold. Combined effortlessly with his own deep and powerful voice, we can't wait to see what he comes out with later this year.
So with the new track available now, we caught up with Pete to find out more about him and where he came from.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
We had a Hammond organ in the house when I was growing up, which had a built-in drum machine, pedals for the bass, and two keyboards.
What was the first album you remember owning?
I think it was the Wayne's World soundtrack, there are a lot of good songs on there, but not exactly the style I've stuck with!
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
Yes, we were a Doors cover band initially, and we probably sounded like a bad impression of the Doors, though I learned a lot.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
The Streets - 'Original Pirate Material'.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
I think getting played on BBC radio, and hearing nice words from the DJs. Playing gigs is thrilling too, although also tinged with stage fright.
And what about the most frustrating part?
There's no formula, and even with all the practice and experience, a lot of songs and recordings turn out rubbish.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
Oh, tough one, as I'd probably be intimidated by being on stage with any of my idols. I'm going to say Brian Wilson, although I'd DEFINITELY be intimidated.
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
In the pub, hopefully.
Check out Pete Beat's new single 'Homesick Night' below.