Oct 25, 2023
Introducing 'Your Grandad', Starring 'Your Grandad', Taken From the Debut Album 'Your Grandad'
The third single from Your Grandad's debut self-titled LP has just arrived accompanied by a blistering music video.
We don't want to spoil it for you — let's just say it includes the swallowing of unusual objects, eye gouging and a healthy dose of tea taken with a splash of milk.
Check it out now via our YouTube Channel.
The full Grandad album will be available to stream worldwide on Nov 1st. Grab yourself a strictly limited edition vinyl from the band at their release show on Nov 17th at The Monarch Tavern. All the details on the release show here.
The music video for this single was produced by us here at Safe Sounds and it was so bloody fun to do. If you want a little sneak peak at Desiree applying makeup to the Your Grandad trio, check out our Instagram.
Check out the artwork for the single by Mitch Lohmeier ~
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.
May 31, 2023
Your Grandad Release CERB and Announce Debut Album
We are pleased to declare that today, June 2nd, is now a brand new public holiday for everyone! That's right, don't bother going to work, instead go to the park or have a bbq with your nearest and dearest.
Well today is the day that Toronto post-punk alternative trio Your Grandad release the first single, CERB, from their self-titled debut album. The track is written in memory of the utopic glimpse that the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit gave us during the pandemic.
If you weren't aware, Your Grandad is a three-piece band with Cameron Kirk (bass, vocals), William O'Neill (guitar, vocals) and Max Sheffel (drums, vocals). Once combined, they have a disposition to make edgy, sharp post-punk.
Speaking of the single, Max told us...
"CERB is full of moments which colour, contrast, and interrupt its playful lurch. On paper, the track borders on monotony, which we use as an opportunity to never actually stay settled into a groove for too long, twitching instead with anxious desires."
"All this explodes into the high-octane coda, celebrating the titular government benefit."
In CERB, we can hear what songwriter Cam was feeling in the early days of quarantine... lazy contentment, which may be familiar to those of us who were lucky to maintain some companionship when we were ordered to stay at home, coupled with dreams of an escape and return to the real world.
This single represents a joyous silver-lining of hope for future social reintegration, but more importantly, it also represents the beginning of one of the greatest album roll-outs of all time...
Your Grandad from Your Grandad, will be released via Safe Sounds in late 2023. Before then, you will be treated to regular single instalments and limited edition cassette releases, and at the end of it all you may just have some new wax to add to your collection!
Support this release now via bandcamp and don't forget to stream it on every music platform possible.