By contributor Jacqui Sahagian
If, like me, you’re having a hard time waiting for The Dead Weather to release their promised third album next year, Nashville based, female fronted, hard rockers The Grayces are prepping to release their new album this fall to fill your girl-fronted hard rock void. The Grayces’ new record, Westing, is coming out on October 14, and we have the first single, “Drop In A Bucket” from that upcoming effort below.
The band was founded by singer/guitarist Iz Stone and reached its current three piece iteration in 2010 with Patrick Ward on bass. Gaelan Mitchell played drums on their well-received first album, 2011’s Social Shock, but was replaced by Chas Chantrell in early 2012. The single from Social Shock, “Just Another Thing,” is a cute bit of 1970s New York punk, with Ramones’ power chords, and Stone’s squeaky silly vocals sure to appeal to any fan of old school punk.
On the new record, the Grayces have gotten heavier. The band is more hardcore punk and metal, less sexy blues than The Dead Weather, reflecting their influences from the heavier side of Nirvana and Black Sabbath in their latest single, “Drop in a Bucket.” Check out the video for the single below, and pick up Westing when it comes out on October 14th.