A Loud Bash Of Teenage Feelings took on a performative aspect back in April when Beach Slang were playing Kilby Court, a small all-ages venue in Salt Lake City. Over the course of the show, tensions visibly building onstage, front-man James Alex repeatedly made comment that it was Beach Slang’s last show and, after imploding while trying to cover The Replacements’ Can’t Hardly Wait, bid farewell to the audience by saying ‘we were Beach Slang. Thank you. Natalie, give them [the audience] their money back’, throwing his guitar to the ground, and walking off. The show scheduled for the following night was cancelled, and the end looked like it had come and gone.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 3rd October 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.