Grails plus special guests Majeure at Oslo
11 Saturday 11th March

Grails plus special guests Majeure at Oslo


1a Amhurst Road, Hackney Central, London, E8 1LL

Price: General Admission: GBP 16.00
Time: 19:00 - 23:00

Old Empire and Tidal Concerts proudy present:



Doors: 7pm
Tickets: GBP 16 (adv)

Oslo Hackney
1a Amhurst Rd
London E8 1LL

Grails is a band most easily described as "restless". They've stubbornly pushed against the staid cliches of instrumental music and towards new sonic frontiers, creating heavily textured albums, stacked deep with epic song hooks and exotic instrumentation. Grails carry echoes of the classic bands of many genres, but they combine those various styles onto a single record, under one umbrella of musical freedom. They are the renowned stylistic globetrotters of a fanatical underground record collecting scene, able to hybridize their disparate musical heritage (from The Ventures to 'Tibetan Crime-Jazz') with grace and confidence to build new languages out of genres that were never intended to work together.

The first incarnation of Grails emerged in 2003 on Neurot Recordings with "The Burden of Hope" and then "Redlight" in 2004. The two albums, drawn from a common batch of recording sessions, were defined by a live and earthy folk/jazz style with almost no overdubbing or post-production.

The "Interpretations..." ep, recorded amidst a late 2004 European tour for Southern Records' 'Latitudes' series, revealed their international psych addictions and marked a seismic stylistic shift for the band.



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