GRAMMY.com First Listen: Beecake
Scottish alternative rock group Beecake are set to release a new four-song EP, Please Stay, on June 4. Ahead of the EP's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen to the title track.
Formed in 2006 in Glasgow, Scotland, "over a bottle of malt whiskey," Beecake features Billy Boyd (vocals/guitar), John Crawford (drums), Billy Johnston (guitar/keyboards), and Richard Martin (bass). After gaining fame in their hometown, Beecake released a five-song EP, Just B. The band subsequently toured the UK, Europe and United States, performing with artists such as Attic Lights, Big Country, the Fratellis, Eddi Reader, Sharleen Spiteri, and Sandi Thom, among others. In 2008 Beecake were named best live band at Scotland's Tartan Clef Awards. In 2010 they released their debut full-length album, Soul Swimming, which was released on the band's own record label, Angel Share Records.
Aside from fronting Beecake, Boyd has starred in several films and television shows, including The Lord Of The Ring trilogy, The Flying Scotsman, "Moby Dick," and "The Witches Of Oz." Boyd is set to star in several upcoming films, including A70, Carmel and Space Milkshake.
Please Stay also features "Dog's Waltz," "Images" and "Rooftop." The songs will also be featured on Beecake's sophomore album, Blue Sky Paradise, which is scheduled for release later this year.