Brand New, Biffy Clyro, ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
Rowan Mount / Griffin Farley / Joshua Calligeros
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In four years of covalent bonding since their fabled meeting at an Anthropophobiacs Anonymous meeting in South-West North Korea, Sincerely, Grizzly has surpassed any and every one of its three member’s expectations. This year alone has seen them support the band responsible for their very musical existence, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, on their entire Australian tour playing their opus, Source Tags & Codes; embark on two headlining national tours of their own; share the stage with the likes of The Presidents of The United States of America, Bob Mould, JAPANDROIDS and Birds of Tokyo at their respective shows in their hometown of Adelaide; as well as play the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, courtesy of being Unearthed by JJJ, and Big Day Out Festival. Add to this a national tour with The Medics, an appearance at BIGSOUND, supports for An Horse, Violent Soho and Emperors, and the release of their debut EP Doom and Gloom the year prior, the band feel is if they are entering Robert-Horry-shooting-for-the-game-winner-in-the-fourth-quarter-of-game-7-of-the-playoffs-like territory. Their own Horryesque test is embodied in the impending release of their debut album, Halves. Recorded by Jez Giddings at Hot House, mixed by Brad Wood (Sunny Day Real Estate, Smashing Pumpkins, Placebo) and mastered by Emily Lazar (Brand New, Death Cab For Cutie, Vanessa Carlton), the album is the bands’ attempt to understand and reconcile musical, personal and philosophical dichotomies. The first single of the album, Us; or Optimism, finds the trio maintaining their trademark combination of time signature changes while walking an emotional tightrope, balancing on a line somewhere between an American high school football movie and a wake. Sincerely, Grizzly ---- Gun Fever presents SINCERELY, GRIZZLY "US; OR OPTIMISM" TOUR Saturday November 2 - Melbourne - John Curtin Hotel w/ Jonesez 'P-90 Single Launch' + Iowa + Desperateens + Pretty City Tickets: http://www.johncurtinhotel.com/index.php#bandroom Friday November 8 - Sydney - World Bar w/ Siren Lines Saturday November 9 - Canberra - Phoenix Bar Super Best Friends 'Round and Round Single Launch' + Bo Loserr Thursday November 14 - Fremantle - The Newport w/ Black Birds + Spilt Cities Friday November 15 - Perth - Amplifier w/ Mezzanine 'Strange Paradise Album Launch' + Foam + Pat Chow + Depth Boys Tickets: http://heatseeker.oztix.com.au/?Event=39097 Saturday November 23 - Adelaide - Crown & Anchor w/ Horror My Friend + Archers + Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Adelaide 3-piece Sincerely, Grizzly are one of the winners of our Laneway Festival competiton. The trio will be bringing their "literature rock" sounds to the Courtyard stage of Laneway Adelaide at 5:10pm this Friday Feb 8th.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We call it literature rock. It and we came to be through a long process of passive aggressive coercion and compromise. And here we are, in passively aggressive coerced and compromised love.
You’re one of the winners of our Laneway competition and will be opening the festival in Adelaide - what can Laneway punters expect from the Sincerely, Grizzly live show?
Three very poorly veiled ear to ear smiles, six nervous eyes and twelve flailing limbs.
Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Adelaide music community that inspire you?
How much time do you have? Adelaide had and has some incredible bands; Zeta (RIP), Lumonics (RIP), Bad Girls of The Bible (RIP), Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!, Steering By Stars, The Honey Pies, Horror My Friend, Charlie Monsoon; producers Aidan Moyse (Hawks of Alba, Curses), Matt Hills (Wolf and Cub, Fire! Santa Rosa, Fire!) and people Spoz (Spoz's Rant), Luke Penman (Play/Pause/Play) and Colin (I'm not actually sure what he does but he's everywhere). The industry side of things meanwhile seems to me to be moving in a positive direction too; 5/4 Entertainment, Fourwords and Cats, Clarity Records, Pilot Records, Db Magazine, By Popular Demand, all contributing to that. Those bands, people and institutions inspire us because I think they all believe in the idea that if you create something truly good and work hard, you'll be rewarded for it.
What’s your earliest memory of seeing live Australian music?
It's not my earliest memory, but the first band I saw that really moved me were a local band called Zeta. Their songs were as amazing as their live show, which included (but was not limited to) their singer/guitarist Sascha playing in a white boxing robe, shirtless with crass things written on his body in texta, smashing guitars, but always with this remarkable inability to tune his guitar. That really resonated with me.
What’s coming up for you in 2013?
We'll be heading around Australia to play some shows in March and April with our west coast connect, Dead Owls. Then we'll be doing some more recording, hopefully another video or two and then hopefully releasing said music and video/s. And shows, more shows. And hopefully more festivals too. Basically anything and everything we can.
Australian music is…?
...killing it! Emperors, Dead Owls and Mezzanine from WA, Luca Brasi from Tassie, I, A Man from VIC, Ted Danson With Wolves from NSW, Tape/Off, Violent Soho and The Medics from QLD and the aforementioned from home. It's so good!View Profile Hide Interview
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