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Dublin Oi! punks Grit are molded in a classic punk sense. Over the course of the six songs that comprise their debut demo they rail across the recession, the monotony of working a job you can just about tolerate, and the ignorance or recreational drug users. All the while they throw out razor sharp, and yet melodic, riffs and sardonic vocals.
We spent a bit of time talking to the group about their debut release, Ghost Estates Demo, and they went into detail about the inspiration behind the songs.
Ghost Estates Demo
Grit formed in 2014 and the band is based in Dublin. Byrneos plays bass, John plays drums, Eric and Seán on guitars and Clodagh does vocals. This demo was recorded in July 2016 at The Hive Studios in County Wicklow. It will shortly be released in 7″ format as a joint release by the following labels: “Distroy Records” (Sligo), “Carbomb Records” (Belfast) and “Ultra Peace” (Vancouver).
The band is a new departure for the individuals involved who cut their teeth playing d-beat, crust and raw-punk. Observe our cuddly, melodic side! Grit’s sound is inspired by the early French Oi! punk sound of bands like Warrior Kids and Camera Silens and contemporary bands such as Bishops Green and Syndrome 81.
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