GRIFTER CONFIRMED FOR BLOODSTOCK!!!
Grifter are extremely pleased to announce we will be appearing at this year’s Bloodstock Festival to be held at CattonPark, Derbyshire from August 8th – 11th. We are honoured to be playing the Sophie Lancaster stage on Sunday the 11th. Also playing this year’s festival are legends such as Slayer, King Diamond, Lamb Of God, Voivod, Anthrax, Exodus, Accept, Devildriver, Death Angel and way too many more to mention here.
Grifter are ready to start the recording of the next album which will appear later in the year on Ripple Music on CD and…VINYL!!!! Guinness splatter vinyl no less!!! The working title for the album is “The Return Of The Bearded Brethren” and will feature artwork from up and coming tattoo artist Jamie Campbell. Tracks fro the album will include Braggard’s Boast, Black Gold, It’s Not Me It’s You, She Mountain, Princess Leia, Fire Water, American Paranoiac Blues, The Return Of The Bearded Brethren, Bow Down To The Monkey and a cover of Black Sabbath’s Fairies Wear Boots that has become a popular fixture of the live set.
Forthcoming Grifter Live Dates
Sunday May 26th – The Green Baize,Weston-Super-Mare…Twisted Delusions 2 festival
Saturday June 8th – The Black Heart,Camden with support from Stubb and Mother Corona
Friday July 26th – Gulliver’s,Manchester with support from XII Boar, The Bendal Interlude, Widows and Blastronaut
Saturday July 27th – The 2 Pigs,Cheltenham with support from Smoke Pilot and Welcome Back Delta
Friday August 2nd – The Hog And Hosper,Pontypool
Saturday August 3rd – TBC
Sunday August 11th – BLOODSTOCK!!!
Saturday October 19th – The Wharf, Tavistock…Tavisrock charity all dayer
Friday November 29th – HARD ROCK HELL!!!
MORE GRIFTER SHOWS!!!
We’re very pleased to announce we will be playing a brace (that’s two) shows in July.
Friday July 26th, we’ll be at The 2 Pigs in Cheltenham with our very good friends Smoke Pilot and local sleazy heavy rockers Welcome Back Delta.
Saturday July 27th, we’ll be at Gulliver’s in Manchester courtesy of Submerge Promotions with an awesome supporting line-up of XII Boar, The Bendal Interlude, Widows and Blastronaut.
GRIFTER PLAY LONDON!!!
We’re very pleased to announce we will be heading to London on Saturday June 8th to headline a show at The Black Heart in Camden. Support will come from two of the UK’s finest bands; psyche riffers Stubb and Oxford’s masters of stoned grooves Mother Corona.
Needless to say, this will rule!!!
ANOTHER KILLER ALBUM REVIEW!!!
The album may be pushing 18 months old but it’s still getting some big love. Luke at Destructive webzine, a predominantly metal publication, has seen fit to give our little old album 10 out of 10 for which we are truly humbled!!! Thank you sir!!!
“Rock music isn’t a genre that we feature very often here on Destructive Music as were usually up to our eye balls in Bestial Black Metal and the likes! However some bands are just too damn good to turn down and that is most certainly true when it comes to the UK’s own GRIFTER! The bands self titled album is nothing short of a masterpiece and I assure you that this is no exaggeration. Opening track ‘Good Day For Bad News’ will tell you all you need to know about what’s to come with it’s blues soaked Stoner riffs, endearing sing along vocals and it’s all round fuzz fueled sleazy vibe! If that isn’t enough the very next song is a pure southern rock anthem dripping with a plethora of sleaze, down tuned tones and the chance to shout Hot Pocket at the top of your lungs every other moment. As I’ve mentioned it’s a superb blend of Southern Rock and the Blues that Grifter so enigmatically and wonderfully produce but with a seriously large dose of Rock ‘n’ Roll thrown into the pot for good measure. ‘Strip Club’ for example is just a pure example of fast enjoyable Rock goodness to get your body moving and grooving to the beat whilst ‘Young Blood, Old Veins’ is one of the catchiest tracks on offer and one of the most satisfying lyrically as is ‘Bucktooth Woman’ which raises the bar further in the enjoyment stakes as well as the hilarity stakes!
An unbelievably good album then this and well worth it’s place amongst the Black and Death Metal on this site. Actually any fans of Stoner Doom or even Traditional Doom are going to really dig this album but wait… don’t tell your momma… Cos Grifter are so bad for you, and they know it! [10/10 - LUKE HAYHURST]“
GRIFTER PLAY HARD ROCK HELL!!!!
Black Star Riders (Thin Lizzy)
NEW DOWNLOADS AVAILABLE…SORT OF!!!
Back in 2011 Ripple Music released the Heavy Ripples double split 7″ featuring Grifter, Stone Axe, Sun Gods In Exile and Mighty High. To date none of these tracks have been available to download but after consultation with the label we have put the two Grifter tracks from this release up for grabs on our Bandcamp page. Feel free to download Hey Ron and Small Man Syndrome for free…or pay what you like if you’re feeling generous.
Ripple Music still have a few copies of the vinyl left.
GRIFTER SPECIAL OFFER!!!
Happy new year everyone. We thought we would start this year off with a bit of a giveaway!!!
Back in May 2012 excellent new label Stargun Music issued their first album, a compilation entitled Sonic Titans featuring the cream of the UK crop…XII Boar, Trippy Wicked, Goat Leaf, The Bad Channels, Stubb, Steak, Enos, Slabdragger, The Sons Of Alpha Centauri, The Neon Tigers and, of course, Grifter.
We have 13 copies of this album going begging in our posession so the first 13 people to order either a t-shirt (both designs still available), a copy of our album or a CD/T-shirt bundle will receive a free copy of Sonic Titans…over an hour of free kick-ass music!!!
NEW GRIFTER INTERVIEW IN MORKESKYE MAGAZINE!!!
Issue 14 of Morkeskye magazine features a lengthy and in depth interview with Ollie. This is a paper based magazine from Germany (in English) and is a real labour of love from its creator Thor Joakimsson. It’s well worth a look featuring bands such as Lonely Kamel, Audrey Horne, Glowsun, Amplifier and Kamchatka amongst others.