Tickets on sale now for Orange Goblin in Manchester
Tickets are now on sale for the Orange Goblin gig at Sound Control in Manchester on April 11th 2012. Support is from yours truly and opening the proceedings will be sludge titans Bastard Of The Skies.
Grifter support Orange Goblin on UK tour April 2012!!!
We are very pleased to announce that we have been invited to be the main support to Orange Goblin on their UK tour in April 2012.
Orange Goblin release their new album, their 7th, ”Eulogy For The Damned” through Candlelight Records on February 13th and follow this up with a full UK tour in April. The dates are as follows
Sat 7 – Desertfest @ The Underworld, London
Sun 8 – The Fleece, Bristol
Mon 9 – The Old Bell, Derby
Tue 10 – Classic Grand, Glasgow
Wed 11 – Sound Control, Manchester
Thu 12 – The Garage, Swansea
Fri 13 – The White Rabbit, Plymouth
Sat 14 – o2 Academy, Oxford
Fri 20 – The Pint, Dublin
Sat 21 – Spring & Airbrake, Belfast
Grifter won’t be appearing at the Irish dates, we have other ideas for getting to Ireland!!! The Desertfest date is part of a 3 day festival being held at various venues in Camden and both the Desertfest and Bristol dates will also feature the mighty Church Of Misery from Japan. The Bristol date alo features Dopefight and Slabdragger…so it’s going to be an intense night. Other dates will feature local supports. More news on supports…etc as we get them.
Nice write up of the album
I found this little write up at http://www.borninblood.co.uk. I’m guessing it’s a very positive review even though it drifts into some bizarre fantasy world half way through and stops making sense!!!
“Grifter – Grifter (Southern Stoner Rock). Huge leap forward although their previous EP hinted at great things to come. This is Grifter delivering Southern Rock on their own terms, no imitation just influences and polite nods of respect whilst they go and do their own thing. Songs are addictive, production is powerful, playing is expert. Think Nashville Pussy meets Lynyrd Skynyrd meets Little feat drinking and playing Southern boogie in a pub in Plymouth. Think Doc Holiday spitting in the eye of Johnny Ringo. Doc: “Look, darlin’, it’s Johnny Ringo. Deadliest pistoleer since Wild Bill, they say. What do you think, darlin’, should I hate him”? Johnny Ringo pats his gun: “Eventus stultorum magister” (Fools have to learn by experience). Doc grinning: “In pace requiescat” (It’s your funeral)… “Evidently Mr. Ringo is an educated man. Now I really hate him”. South West England meets South West Confederacy.”
Anyway, the album gets at least 8 out of 10 so big thanks to Beerman for this.
Grifter go digital
For those of you that don’t value album packaging, artwork, liner notes or nice, shiny pysical media, our album is available to buy now on itunes.
Alternatively, if you prefer the inconvenience of listening to music in the highest fidelity on the medium for which it has been mastered you can hit the “Grifter Merch” button over there on the right hand side of the page and buy the CD.
Grifter on the radio!!!
Ollie from Grifter will be appearing on the Mid Week Alternative show on Exeter’s Phonic FM tonight, Wednesday October 19th from 8pm to midnight (GMT). The show, hosted by Chris Glew and Mark Hunt-Bryden, plays an eclectic mix of rock and roll in its various forms from the past 5 decades. We’ll be discussing the new album, Grifter news and anything else that comes to mind. Listeners in the Exeter region can tune in on 106.8FM or the show can be heard online at http://www.phonic.fm.
Welcome to our new website!
Welcome folks. After 8 years flogging our dirty rock and roll round the country we’ve finally come kicking and screaming into the 21st Century and got ourselves a tasty new website…not just some crappy Freewebs type thing knocked together by a member of the band with a vague clue how the internet works but an actual, bona fide website done by someone who knows exactly what they’re doing!!! Big thanks to our good friend Lee Edwards, he of The Sleeping Shaman fame, so you see, it’s the proper job!!!
Please check back often as this will be updated regularly with reviews, gig info and other news. There are tracks to listen to and photos to touch yourself inappropriately to as well as links to all our other social media type pages. Feel free to get in touch if you want to review anything, interview the band or just tell us we’re awesome.
Our debut album is available now through Ripple Music and should be available from all good record stores with distribution in the UK through Code 7/Plastic Head, in Europe through Clear Spot and in America through Ripple Music. You can also find it at all the usual online retail and download outlets.
Alternatively you can buy the CD and merchandise directly through our web store or at gigs.