March 03, 2022

Good Grief: Shake Your Faith

Liverpudlian slacker-punk trio Good Grief have been at it since 2013, when their first singles saw the light of day, but it has not been smooth sailing since then. Life got in the way, inciting a hiatus of sorts, and when they finally got around recording the tracks for their debut album, Shake Your Faith, things got grounded to a halt again, because of the pandemic. Squeezing in short sessions every now and then, they managed to put on the finishing touches. And for an album that was recorded over such a prolonged period of time, it is a kind of a miracle that it sounds like a collection of songs that were put to tape in a couple inspired takes.

Tackling such diverse subjects as mental health, the Seinfeld episode the The Pony Remark episode, wherein the uttering of a few words evokes all kinds of havoc, the ending of The Empire Strikes Back and much, much more, the trio's main theme is the inability of people to fully understand each other. Miscommunication, false interpretations of body language or just plain ignoring the obvious signals, can lead to anguish, anger and anxiety. So, it is all pretty serious and heavy-handed? Yes and no. They made the wise decision to serve it with a wealth of catchy hooks and a rollicking back beat that takes the edge off a bit.

Good Grief:
Will Fitzpatrick: guitar, vocals
Paul Abbott: bass, vocals
Matiss Dale: drums

Good Grief: Shake Your Faith

Shake Your Faith is released via Happy Happy Birthday to Me records (US - vinyl, digital) and Everything Sucks Music (UK - vinyl, digital). Standard black and limited yellow vinyl. Plus a very limited (80 copies) black vinyl version in a brown board screen printed cover. Release date: March 18.

  1. Metal Phase
  2. How Can I Help Falling In Love
  3. High to Low
  4. Statement Brickwork
  5. The Pony Remark
  6. Dimension Jump
  7. New Town
  8. Line By Line
  9. The Oldest Thing On Earth
  10. Hatches
  11. Kissing Through Curtains

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