You may have heard of a concept EP, but imagine a concept band. Well, the Beards are exactly that, a concept band where the concept is, you guessed it, beards.
Now if your wondering how far you can take this concept of beard inspired songs, the answer is extremely far. The Beards have just released their third studio album, ‘Having a beard is the new not having a beard’, have achieved cult status with nearly 20,000 facebook fans worldwide, and in 2009, the band travelled all the way to Alaska to perform at the opening ceremony of the World Beard & Moustache Championships. All in all this is a pretty impressive feat. The most amazing part is that even with a strange concept, the music is great to listen to.
Their latest single ‘You Should Consider Having Sex with a Bearded Man’, is an amazing track lyrically and instrumentality. It starts off with a catchy tune on the keyboard played by lead vocalist Johann Beardraven, before the guitars kick in with some plucky riffs played by Nathaniel Beard and Facey McStubblington. John Beardman mans the drums and provides some tempo setting beats with some help from the egg shaker. You cannot help but be captivated by the deep manly voice of Nathaniel Beard, who cites such great lyrics as ”Get freaky with a beard tonight”, “Each time you look at that beard you want it more”, and my personal favourite ”pash-rash between the thighs”. Its all out amazing, funny, well performed and a great listen. The video clip is pretty funny to.
If you have a beard, want some inspiration to grow one, or just fancy seeing real men in action, The Beards are touring the east coast at the moment and details of those tours can be found here. You can also download their song ‘You Should Consider Having Sex with a Bearded Man’ from their unearthed page. With an amazing concept that you still can’t believe has been so successful, be sure to check The Beards out.