This kind of news is always welcome by me, and not just because The Obelisk is mentioned in the press release (though that never hurts). It’s great to see that a killer band like Grifter both have a new album in the works and are so clearly psyched about how it’s coming together. Writing and being happy with what you’re writing is one of the most exciting parts of being in a band, and I’m looking forward to what the UK trio put forth next time out.
Ripple Music sent the following word down the PR wire:
GRIFTER Gear Up for Extended Studio Time to Record Follow-up to Their Critically-Praised Ripple Music Debut
They stormed the stage at Deserfest. They laid wasted to the the ears and minds of the U.K. on tour with Orange Goblin. They created a crater sized hole where the stage used to be at Freak Valley. They were called to lend their brand of hard-rawking, Harley blooze n’ roll to the American television show, Dog, The Bounty Hunter.
Now the story continues.
Following up on a year that found Grifter releasing one of the best albums of 2011 (according to notable rock resources The Soda Shop. The Obelisk. The Ripple Effect. Heavy Planet. Chybucca Sounds, Steaming Heathen, and Sonic Abuse), U.K.’s own oil-and-chain sweat rockers are aiming to take their hard-hitting sound higher and farther than ever before.
In between times sharing the stage with Orange Goblin, Roadsaw, Black Pyramid, Leafhound, Truckfighters, Valiant Thorr, Gentlemans Pistols, Colour Haze, Stubb, and XII Boar (and having a song appear on a recent Stargun British Rock Compilation CD) Grifter have been making time in the studio writing and recording the eagerly anticipated follow-up to their chart-busting debut.
As main Grifter, Ollie tells it, “Writing for the album has resumed in a big way. In the space of one practice we have written a new song that has totally blown my balls off called Fire Water. It’s pretty epic, I think it could be a centrepiece of the new album. We also started jamming ideas for another new tune that should come together very quickly called Big Man Blues which is utterly filthy, you’ll need to take a shower afterwards!!! It’s heavy as hell but all done on slide with a gnarly blues vibe and a stomping beat that could raise John Bonham from the grave.”
That means Grifter will be delievering just what their legions of growing fans are yelling for: more gritty, dirty, and bloozy, hard-driving, riff-mad rock n’ roll!
While the anticipation builds, don’t forget to check out Grifter‘s one-foot-in-the-gutter debut for hard-rock specialty label, Ripple Music. And don’t forget that Grifter’s riff rock first appeared on the Ripple roster on the Heavy Ripples, Vol. 1 compilation with the band contributing two barnstorming, high-octane rock classics!
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