Michael Beach is a Melbourne-based musician who writes, records, and performs under his own name, and as a member of Melbourne trio Shovels.  Since 2008, he has put out records on Poison City RecordsTwin Lakes RecordsHomeless RecordsEcstatic Yod, and Spectacular Commodity.  His latest single, ‘sessin,’ is part of the latest instalment of the Split Singles Club. Started last year as a collaboration between Milk Records and Bedroom Suck, it is now helmed by Poison City Records and Our Golden Friend. This summer, Beach returns to the US on tour for the first time since moving from Oakland to Melbourne.

The tour also marks the first US shows in support of last year’s Gravity/Repulsion LP. Featuring members of Colossal Yes, Comets On Fire, and Meercaz, the album was recorded with engineer Phil Manley (Moon Duo, Carlton Melton) in San Francisco, and topped several end of year lists (Noisey/Vice, Ripe, Still Single).  His band features members of The World, Rays, and Shovels.

“Michael Beach’s “I Never Had Enough Time With You” is one of the best songs of 2017 that not nearly enough people have heard. -NOiSEY

A new Shovels record, tracked in Portland with Justin Higgins (The Hunches, Lavender Flu), captures the sound of the band as they are live — ‘absolutely professional demolition’ (Doug Mosurock).  Look for it in late 2018.