Introducing H. Grimace

In the week following the Grammys, which was severely lacking in post punk rock n roll vibes (as well as a lot of other things), I'm pleased to introduce you to London's H. Grimace.

Made up of Hannah Gledhill (vocals/guitar), Marcus Browne (guitar), Corin Johnson (bass) and Diago Gomes (drums), the four piece create guitar driven atmospheric rock laced with self reflective lyrics, intent on tackling life's bigger issues.

Take their new single Land/Body for example...

"Land/Body is a song which took inspiration from the idea that we are living through the end of nature and what changes have occurred from the likes of mass production and standardisation."

Some heavy shit, but it sounds great. See for yourself below.

The band were kind enough to answer the now infamous introducing questionnaire, and with it put together quite possibly the best mythical band line up ever created. Take a look at the answers below!

1. What is your favourite album and why?

Women: Public Strain had a very informative impact on me when I first heard it. I thought they had made something that was as beautiful as it was experimental and explored many of my own interests in guitar music.

2. What is your least favourite album and why?

Least favourite I'd like to say something like Justin Bieber but I actually find bands like Muse harder to digest!

3. If you had to describe your music in three words, what would they be?

Rhythmic, melodic, dynamic

4. What made you start making music?

Loneliness and boredom! I was living and working in Melbourne, I was pretty lost at the time with a lot of time on my own and I just started playing the guitar and going to shows and I remember thinking this is me!

5. Favourite swear word?

I still have my northern tongue and "bint" still comes out!

6. If you could create a band from musicians (excluding yourselves) living or dead, who would you choose?

Ooh lovely Johnny Marr, Morris De Bank (Felt guitarist) Tod Trainer Shellac or Levon Helm on drums... quite different I know! Karen Carpenter/Neil Young on vocals and Dave Paho Papa M maybe on bass... I'm sure he plays bass? That's quite a mix isn't it! I'll make the coffee!

7. Obvious musical skills aside, do any of you have any secret talents?

I have always loved cooking and as a young woman I started early mass producing and eating cake!

8. What is your favourite childhood TV show?

Heartbreak high, I learnt about Australians, skateboarders and warehouses!

9. If you weren't making music, what profession would you like to attempt and why?

Well I've attempted a few and they are all split into groups, practical, passion, or purpose. Combining all three would be a dream. As much as I'd love to be an artist, visual or musician Id perhaps look for a more stable caring profession or alternative medicine like osteopathy.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

“Here's your mum!"

H. Grimace release their debut album Self Architect April 7th via Opposite Number.





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