SHARE NEW SINGLE ‘LIPSYNCER’
DEBUT LP ‘SELF ARCHITECT’ OUT APRIL 7TH VIA OPPOSITE NUMBER
LONDON SHOW ANNOUNCED
Photo credit: Kris Rimmer
With their debut LP out this week, London-based H.Grimace are sharing their new single ‘Lipsyncer‘. The band are set to play a London show at Rough Trade East on April 13th and will release their LP ‘Self Architect’ this week (April 7th) via Opposite Number.
Packed with their punchy, post-punks sounds, singer Hannah Gledhill offered some insight into the new single when she said “Lipsyncer is about the pressures on young women or men to fit in or replicate something they aspired to be. I remember that feeling well and how lip syncing to someone else’s tune can be. It was in my voice but not my words or my description.”
Listen to ‘Lipsyncer’ here
The upcoming debut album follows on from 2015’s sold out ‘I Am Material’ tape and the critically acclaimed ‘Royal Hush’ 7”, which came out last year. ‘Self Architect’ reveals a sharper and more empathic feel to the band’s already relentless output.
Made up of Hannah Gledhill (vocals/guitar), Marcus Browne (guitar), Corin Johnson (bass) and Diago Gomes (drums), H. Grimace masterfully hone in on their part shoegaze, part post-punk compositions on their upcoming debut. The foundations of which are laid by the integral guitar pairing of Marcus Brown and Hannah Gledhill, from Yorkshire and Melbourne respectively.
Singer Gledhill’s vocals and lyrics are self-reflective and question contemporary social pressures to do with image, work, power and our connection to the land. The collaboration in the album’s opening track ‘2.1 Woman’ features poet and artist Vivienne Griffin who critiques the constant pressure exerted on women to create better and better versions of themselves.
These new songs have been recorded with long standing engineer and friend Rory Attwell and mixed by both Rory and Ben Greenberg, formerly of ‘The Men’ and currently in Sacred Bones-signed Uniform, who the band met and found an instant affinity with on their extensive US tour last year. H. Grimace will be bringing their vigorously captivating live show to the UK this year.
See H. Grimace live:
13th April – Rough Trade East, LONDON
17 – 20th August – Green Man Festival
‘Self Architect’ artwork: