credit: Vanessa Heins
Greys are best known for their trademark onslaught of discordance, tempered with heavy guitar textures and subtle dynamics. They build a spacious and melody-driven environment atop their noise rock foundation; unprecedented atmospheric depth while never compromising their characteristic cacophony. Shehzaad Jiwani, Cam Graham, Colin Gillespie and Braden Craig fearlessly explore every musical extreme, simultaneously delivering their most intense and accessible moments, often within the same song. Jiwani’s lyricism explores topical and pertinent social issues, while delving into interpersonal reflections, capturing ethereal moments with a genuine sincerity and vulnerability. Greys references call to mind groups as disparate as Sonic Youth, Portishead and Brian Eno without ever losing sight of what defines the band - a distinct mixture of melody and dissonance, order and chaos, volume and substance. Earning a reputation for endless touring and DIY work ethic, Greys have performed alongside the likes of Japandroids, White Lung, Bully, Preoccupations, Death From Above 1979 and many more. Greys push the boundaries of loud music and the expectations of a 21st century punk band.
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