London based four-piece H.Grimace are sharing another taste of their dark, post-punk sounds with new single “Call It Out”, taken from their forthcoming debut album Self Architect, which is set for release on April 7th through Opposite Number. Speaking about the new single “Call It Out”, the band said “It was initially a response to a friend who had been drugged at a party but couldn’t name the perpetrator.. But generally the song was about naming something you think should be said but are afraid to say.”
The upcoming debut album follows on from 2015’s I Am Material tape and the Royal Hush 7”, which came out last year. Self Architect reveals a sharper and more empathic feel to the band’s already relentless output. Made up of Hannah Gledhill (vocals/guitar), Marcus Browne (guitar), Corin Johnson (bass) and Diago Gomes (drums), H. Grimace hone in on their part shoegaze, part post-punk compositons on their upcoming debut. The foundations of which are laid by the integral guitar pairing of Marcus Brown and Hannah Gledhill, from Yorkshire and Melbourne respectively.
Singer Gledhill’s vocals and lyrics are self-reflective and question contemporary social pressures to do with image, work, power and our connection to the land. The collaboration in the album’s opening track “2.1 Woman” features poet and artist Vivienne Griffin who critiques the constant pressure exerted on women to create better versions of themselves.
These new songs have been recorded with long standing engineer and friend Rory Attwell and mixed by both Rory and Ben Greenberg, formerly of The Men and currently in Sacred Bones-signed Uniform, who the band met on their US tour last year. H. Grimace will be bringing their live show to the UK this year.
H. GRIMACE TOUR DATES:
19th March – The Social, LONDON
13th April – Rough Trade East, LONDON
17 – 20th August – Green Man Festival
SELF ARCHITECT TRACKLISTING:
2. Land/Body (stream)
3. Call It Out
4. 2.1 Woman
6. Self Architect
9. The Dial
10. Royal Hush