Jun 29, 2023
Your Grandad Needs His Poison
Your Grandad’s new single, Poison, has the band expanding their vocabulary into realms more subtle and eerie than anything we’ve heard from them before.
Lyrically introspective, vocalist Cameron Kirk wonders aloud about the things he consumes and the experiences he’s had, and whether or not these things are any good for him.
The track feels like a question. The rhythm section provides a simple, locked-in groove which underpins an expressive guitar, evoking the image of a never-ending blue-grey spiral.
Think of a whirlpool in slow motion; no longer chaotic but still with a sense of inevitability. As the last lines of the song are sung, the music fills out a little more, but just as the band really gets going, everything but the drums fall away.
The dissonant two-beat phrase that opens the track returns, and then silence. Until it comes back.