Bee Bee Sea shares title track from new album ‘Day Ripper’

Bee Bee Sea press photo
Photo credit: Chiara Gambuto

Following the release of first two singles Daily Jobs and Gonna Get Me, Italian trio Bee Bee Sea have now released the title track for their upcoming album ‘Day Ripper’. The LP will be out on October 9 via Wild Honey Records. One of the few heavy psych-garage songs on the record, Day Ripper is based on a riff progression alternated with Beatlesque choruses. Similarly to previous single Daily Jobs, the song further elaborates on the idea of living a suffocating and claustrophobic existence. Aside from the title, another nod to the Fab Four is on the artwork, designed by Yuri Pierini at Slack Studio: an illustration of legendary footballer George Best, occasionally known as The Fifth Beatle. Listen to Day Ripper via YouTube below.

Bee Bee Sea – Wilson Wilson on guitar and vocals, Giacomo Parisio on bass, and Andrea Onofrio on drums – met fresh out of high school and immediately bonded over music. “When there’s no good shit around you better form a band” runs their motto – and so they did. Sixties classics like the Beatles, The Who, and The Stones formed the bulk of their repertoire as a covers band, and they played in any bar that would have them. “We were into bands,” explains Wilson, “and over time we became more rock, and started to get into punk.” 

And now they stand ready to unleash ‘Day Ripper’ on the world, ten incendiary tracks full of edge, tension, and fuelled by frustration – “ripper” is very much the right word. From the catchy, effervescent chug of single Be Bop Palooza, to the filthy garage punk of Drags Me Down and Telephone, it’s a record that throws you around the room before pinning you up against the wall and screaming in your face. Songs barrel along like a whirling dervish, all galloping drums and frantic power chords, occasionally teetering on the brink of collapse. Yet such chaos is precisely what makes ‘Day Ripper’ so compelling, and so much fun. 

It’s impossible to listen to these tracks and not want to pogo manically around the room. But these are also anthems of the disenchanted and the forgotten, locked in a dreary cycle of unfulfilling work and impossible dreams: “This is the story of our lives,” says Wilson. Dream big then. Do what you love. And, above all, fuck everything else. If there’s a message to ‘Day Ripper,’ that’s it. “I hope ‘Day Ripper’ might inspire those who want to play music, but they’re not in the right place,” says Wilson. “We’re a rock & roll band, and we always will be.” 

Hailing from Castel Goffredo in Lombardy, Italy, Bee Bee Sea formed in 2013 and have since released two albums: the self-titled debut in 2015 and Sonic Boomerang in 2017. They have been consistently touring in Europe, the UK and the US, supporting the likes of Thee Oh Sees, Black Lips and Idles. 

Watch Daily Jobs video here