Premiere: Greenwave Beth debuts monochromatic masterpiece ‘Make Up’

October 30th 2017

After a slew of bedroom recordings, Charles Rushforth has premiered the “proper” debut of his new project Greenwave Beth.

Rushforth is an omnipresent figure of Sydney’s music scene; whether he’s fronting post-pop outfit FLOWERTRUCK, or acting sideman for one of the million projects exploding out of the Dinosaur City Records hub, it’s gotten to a point where it feels strange to go to a show in Sydney that doesn’t feature Rushforth in some way.

Trading the bright guitar pop of FLOWERTRUCK for something more bleak but no less captivating, Greenwave Beth’s  ‘Make Up’ recalls the sharp monochrome of New York no wave, pop music with weight and density. The result is Alan Vega transported under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, desperate synths and motorik drum beats hooked into a soaring chorus that’s both unsettling and uplifting.

No that the track has premiered on The Bridge with Ryan Saar, watch the B&W visuals for ‘Make Up’. Starring Rushforth himself, the clip was directed by acclaimed fashion photographer and director Rudolf Zverina.



You’ll be hard-pressed finding someone who loves Sydney music more than Ryan Saar.

He hosts The Bridge, FBi’s 100% Sydney music show, on Tuesday nights at 8pm.

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