It’s been nearly three years since GRIFTER’s self-titled debut album was released on Ripple Music in 2011. That album was a critical success garnering impressive reviews and hitting the year-end best-of lists on such notable sites as The Obelisk, The Soda Shop, Chybucca Sounds, Heavy Planet, The Sleeping Shaman and plenty more. GRIFTER supported the release with a UK tour as special guests to Orange Goblin and slots at various festivals such as the inaugural Desertfest London and Freak Valley Festival in 2012 and in 2013 at Britain’s prestigious Bloodstock Festival and Hard Rock Hell.
It’s 2014 and GRIFTER are set to release their second album The Return Of The Bearded Brethren once again through Ripple Music. Whereas the first album was a bunch of tracks the band had spanning their career up to that point, the new album with written with one aim in mind: to write a killer album that would hit hard from start to finish yet contained songs that would kick arse in their own right. The Return Of The Bearded Brethren picks up where the debut left off but builds in every way from the quality of the song writing and playing boasting a fat production courtesy of Rich Robinson.
The album, which will include many tales of Guinness, ’70s sex symbols, drinking regrets, religious folly and more, is slotted for a May 2014 release.
The Return Of The Bearded Brethren track listing:
Bow Down To The Monkey
It’s Not Me, It’s You
The Return Of The Bearded Brethren
Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover)
The Return Of The Bearded Brethren was recorded during June 2013 at Big Red by Rich Robinson, mastering was handled by none other than Tony Reed at Heavy Head and features cover artwork by Jamie Campbell.
Additionally, look out for GRIFTER live across the UK at the following venues:
11/04/2014: Corby, The Zombie Hut w/ Ten Ton Friday & one more TBC
12/04/2014: Nottingham, The Old Angel w/ Line Of Fire, Doomsday Outlaw & Master Charger
11/05/2014: Camden, The Underworld w/ Mustasch, XII Boar & CB6
25/05/2014: Bulletfest at The White Hart, Abersychan – Wales all dayer
07/06/2014: Grifter album launch at The Black Heart, Camden w/ Trippy Wicked & Goat Leaf
28/06/2014: Les Fest, Scotland…new venue TBA
18/10/2014: Full Moon Dog Festival, The Cockpit, Leeds w/ The Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell, Black Magician & more
Source: Southern Cross PR