They refuse to be pigeon holed and to avoid capture, flit from one genre to the next sometimes mid song, nowt wrong with that mind – certainly makes for interesting/intelligent listening.
Every time I think ‘ah yes that’s who they sound like’ they switch; From the Gothic love song that is Super Uber Hoover Love, to the anthem rising Host Divine.
There’s something about the piano injection with engine noises on the build of the chorus that just screams anthem, it’s a chemical reaction – with the right ingredients thrown in we are unable to resist waving our arms towards the heavens.
Blue Grenade were totting a few major labels back in 2010, when their bass player and drummer left and as it goes, labels are reluctant to take an indie band on when it’s different than the usually set up of 4 members.
Down to Tom and Don are now the driving force of blue grenade their job descriptions in the band now read – tom, one half and don, the other….The duo’s brave gamble to losing band members.
A wager that paid off, they are certainly not suffering because of it, if anything they’ve got more to prove than ever before.
The gypsy punk sound mixed with, a David Bowie growl on the vocals add to that some dirty electronic sounds and that is (more or less) Blue Grenade.
Words by Carolyn Davis