from Vancouver BC
Contact Detailsrick maddocks
Past Shows (25)
understated, atmospheric, wry, jazzy with off-kilter pop leanings, but sometimes not.
some beige pieces have words, others don’t.
the beige complement most interiors.
"The Beige's wonderfully designed CD is home to a collection of textured, rootsy folk-pop music heavy on the ambient atmosphere...a brilliant level of depth to the recording...Ladies and gents, meet your new favourite atmospheric roots-pop band." -- Indieville.com
"A record that fuses popular and experimental forms into a coherent whole is a rare thing, and this is a record of rare beauty." -- Americana UK
"The Beige is a new musical force in Vancouver" -- Marke Andrews, Vancouver Sun.
"A gorgeously spacious thing.... as melodic and lyrically striking as Wilco at its most incisive--and more overtly catchy." -- Ken Eisner, The Georgia Straight.
"Let’s not try too hard to categorize the Beige. We’ll just say that Maddocks writes damn good songs that allow the band to take all sorts of twists and turns through interesting corners of the sonic spectrum." --Eden Munro, Vue Weekly
"The result is a disc of literate roots-pop for urban dwellers, with a we-get-there-when-we-do attitude that coalesces into dusty, lovely ballads." -- Shawn Conner, Vancouver Courier.
"the beige have managed to work their mellowing magic on me. I'm finding it very difficult to shit all over them." -- the Nerve