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 and plenty more including the hallowed pages of The Sleeping Shaman. 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 was 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.
GRIFTER Guitarist/Vocalist Ollie Stygall commented on what we an expect “The new Grifter album…10 songs of Grifter doing what they do best, rocking and rolling with a grin on their faces and a beer in their hands!”
The album, which includes many tales of Guinness, ’70s sex symbols, drinking regrets, religious folly and more, is slotted for to be released via Ripple Music on 12th August in North America, 18th August in Europe and will be available on CD, limited Vinyl & Digital formats.
The Return Of The Bearded Brethren track listing:
1. Black Gold
2. She Mountain
3. Paranoiac Blues
4. Princess Leia
5. Bow Down To The Monkey
6. Braggards Boast
7. It’s Not Me It’s You
8. Fire Water
9. Return Of The Bearded Brethren
10. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath cover)
And now, The Sleeping Shaman is honoured to be giving you the first taste of The Return Of The Bearded Brethren with the track Princess Leia, check it out below:
And if you can’t wait for the street date in August, GRIFTER are selling CD copies of The Return Of The Bearded Brethren over on their webstore, grab your copy HERE.
GRIFTER will also be playing select dates over the coming months, including the annual Hard Rock Hell, and below is the so far confirmed dates:
Sat August 30th – The Windmill, Brixton w/ Diesel King, Iron Witch & more [info]
Fri September 26th – The Rigger, Stoke with Space Witch, Gods Of Hellfire & more [info]
Fri November 14th – Hard Rock Hell with W.A.S.P & many more [info]
Source: Southern Cross PR