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PHOTOS: Beach House – Mandela Hall, Belfast

Dustin Wong-7-BelfastBeach House visited the Mandela Hall on Saturday 24th October 2015.

Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. They have been a band for over a decade living and working in Baltimore, MD.

Depression Cherry follows the release of their self-titled album in 2006, Devotion in 2008, Teen Dream in 2010 and Bloom in 2012.

Depression Cherry was recorded in Bogalusa, Louisiana from November ’14 through January ’15. This time period crossed the anniversaries of both John Lennon’s and Roy Orbison’s death.

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Beach House performed in Belfast’s Mandela Hall on Saturday 24th October 2015. Mark McCann.

In general, this record shows a return to simplicity, with songs structured around a melody and a few instruments, with live drums playing a far lesser role. With the growing success of Teen Dream and Bloom, the larger stages and bigger rooms naturally drove us towards a louder, more aggressive place; a place farther from our natural tendencies. Here, they continue to let ourselves evolve while fully ignoring the commercial context in which we exist.

Our photographer Mark McCann was there to grab a few photographs. Support came from Dustin Wong.