SINGLE PREMIERE: "Wildfire" (GRASSHOLE)
EQUIPPED WITH DYNAMIC GARAGE ROCK AND LASHINGS OF STONER PUNK, FUZZ ROCKERS GRASSHOLE BRING A ROCKIN' HIT THAT IS EQUAL PARTS MELODIC AND NOSTALGIC WITH THEIR BRAND NEW TUNE WILDFIRE PREMIERING TODAY ON THE SOUNDCHECK.
Debuting as a band in 2013, Melbourne trio Grasshole have gone on to smash out two EPs, a debut full-length and a horde of national and international tours, including 85 shows across the space of 18 months touring their debut album Fuzz of Flavour which dropped in 2017. And with a continually formidable reputation for high voltage performances on the rise, the Grasshole gents are striking while the iron is hot, unleashing their title track for their sophomore album Wildfire in rollicking style.
Starting the recording process last year with iconic producer Lindsay Gravina (Hole, Jet, The Living End, Cosmic Psychos), Wildfire marks the first tantalising taste of new material from the group ahead of their forthcoming album release in March this year. Packed full of splashy beats, sizzling riffs and the emphatic, hulking vocals of Karis Hawkins, Wildfire is as catchy as its namesake, offering an upbeat sonic experience that is echoed by its inciting narrative:
"The song ‘Wildfire’ is about giving life a solid nudge. I’ve had this mentality my whole life, it’s all or nothing. I hate sitting on the fence, so when I wrote this song at a mediocre point in my life, I was fed up with treading water. It’s a great feeling to throw yourself into something with all your heart. The song has a strong hook and a really upbeat and uplifting vibe to it. This radiates on our dumb faces every time we play it." - Karis Hawkins
Riding high from a European tour in September and October last year, Grasshole are primed and ready to make 2020 their best yet, bringing their fuzzy 90s vibes into a modern era in the only way they know how - loud, proud and catchy as hell. If rock is your game, be sure to add the Grasshole name to your inventory, and go check out this pumping new tune below before its official release this tomorrow. And you can keep up to date with all things new album and more right HERE.
BY TIANA SPETER