Beanie Gigs Ahead
Tuesday 27 April 1999 (Michael Bugeja - The Malta Independent)
Scoring yet another first for Maltese music, local band Beangrowers, fresh from signing a record deal with international label Rough Trade, have now become the first Maltese artists to be featured on the popular MTV music channel. The video for their first single, Astroboy, was recently shown on the programme Alternative Nation on the MTV (Central) network, and it has also received airplay in Germany on the music channel Viva TV. The single is faring well in the German alternative charts, climbing from #25 to #19 after just one week. Meanwhile, the band will be releasing a second single Genzora around the same time as the release of their debut album 48k. Those wanting to hear just what everyone is talking about can catch Beangrowers live either on May 5 at Torri in Sliema, May 6 at The Alley or at Duke's on May 12.