ICYMI: Grieving return with “Brian Emo” | FFO: Jawbreaker, The Menzingers, SDRE, Braid | Support at DIY, The FADER, Stereogum, Upset and more | “they must have excellent record collections.” – Dan P Carter
READ THE FADER’S WRITE UP OF DEBUT TRACK NO SLEEPHERE
Photo credit: Jamie Cameron
“they rip with golden era emo vibes” The FADER
“It’s as if Sunny Day Real Estate, Braid and Jawbreaker have had a bad day, and aren’t afraid to shout about it.” Punktastic
Grieving are a new band from Cambridge whose music is not as immediately morbid as their name might suggest. With a nod towards classic Dischord and anthemic late 90’s and early 00’s indie-rock and punk, their debut EP, released last year saw support from the likes of Stereogum, Alt Press, The FADER, DIY and Upset. 4 of those 5 songs went on to see plays at either BBC Radio 1 or 6 through Huw Stephens, Dan P Carter and Tom Ravenscroft.
After short tours with The New Tusk and Tellison and dates with the likes of Sorority Noise and Muncie Girls, the band have spent the first part of this year writing and recently recorded with Bob Cooper (Citizen, Nai Harvest, Self Defense Family) at his Crooked Rain Studios in Leeds. Ahead of a debut album planned for later this year, the band today release the first of these new tracks – Brian Emo – and will follow up with more new material in June / July.