“They sound like they must have great record collections. I like it a lot. They remind me of a lot of amazing bands I used to listen to back in the day.”
Dan P Carter on “Ownership” | Radio 1 Rock Show
“Sometimes – though it feels rarer and rarer – a song, or a band if you’re lucky, just pops out of the ether and hits you with a punch that feels like a kiss, and that’s it, it’s love…
And what a rush, truly – the track we’re premiering here, Start Young, is evocative of so many great post-hardcore bands of a decade-plus ago, acts that toured on floors, that took payment in sweat, and who ate cold beans straight out the tins for sustenance. Which is to say: some stuff just sounds more real than the rest, doesn’t it?”
Photo credit: Jamie Cameron
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 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 early 2018, the band today release a second track from the record, following the warmly received “Brian Emo“, in the immediate and incendiary “Start Young”. With hooks and power in equal measure, all signs point towards a debut full-length to remember.
The band will play:
22: Cambridge, Subterranean Festival @ Corn Exchange
21: London, New Cross Inn