We sat down with rising bedroom pop star Beabadoobee as she made a stop at The Anvil Rockbar with friends Oscar Lang and No Rome on their Dirty Hit Tour.
We reviewed their amazing performances here if you are curious as to how exactly these artists blew us away. However, before we could enjoy their exhilarating performances, we sat down and got personal with the artists themselves. Beatrice Kristi Laus, the wonderful mind behind the stage name Beabadoobee, sat down with us first and told us about the tour and what she sees in the future for herself.
Beatrice, starting out in her bedroom in London, has toured all over the world – but we asked if anything makes the UK special to her. “These guys are crazy! They’ve got crackhead energy – like they wanna die. It’s great!” She told us through a laugh. She said that regardless, she loves playing everywhere, but the mania of UK audiences was special.
The Anvil Rockbar has a capacity of about 100 people, and Bea has played festivals, guildhalls, and stadiums alike. So, sat at a table in this small venue, we asked all the acts what kind of shows they love most. Three for three, they all loved smaller venues. No Rome, perhaps the act which carried the most punk-esque mania of the tour, expressed a love for jumping into the crowd and getting caught in their chaos while all around, the acts said they loved the intimacy of smaller venues, “Being able to see peoples faces and get that response is really special”, Oscar Lang told us.
Similarly, Beabadoobee expressed a preference for small releases. “It feels so raw,” she said, “just writing and getting it all out.” Despite this preference, she told us that a full-length album is on her to-do list and that she is working on getting one out. Similarly, Oscar Lang told us he’s working on a mix-tape that he’s hoping to put out soon, though no clear details were given.
Beabadoobee has just been announced for Reading and Leads festival 2020, and will be playing at the BIC on the 14th of February with the 1975, should you now be curious about her and her music.