Saturday, 15 April 2017

grandson - Best Friends

1.    Who is grandson?

grandson is Jordan Benjamin an indie rock musician from Toronto, Canada, but fighting out of Los Angeles, California. He makes music that blends a punk edge, grunge power and hip hop delivery. With less than a handful of songs to his name, Best Friends (April’17) is a standalone single. 

2. Has he got the goods? 

Best Friends is firing on all cylinders, slamming lyrics down like a gunfighter chambering rounds during a firefight. Full of piss and vinegar, burning along on smokey riffs, done and dusted in the magic three minutes, and with a pointed word about apathy;  Best Friends is a succinct banger.

3. Who does grandson sound like?

They are playing in the same sandpit as The Crispies, DZ Deathrays and Zion I.

4. What's the word on Best Friends

“This is unique” – YouTube Comments.

“Fucking awesome song” – YouTube Comments.

“I was waiting for the trap part to come in and when it does, it’s over” – YouTubeComments.

5. Which bands inspired grandson?

The main influences are Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Twenty One Pilots and Hiatus Kaiyote. 

6. Why should I listen to Best Friends

Because it is a marriage of genres. Because you like garage rock. Because it has a word to say about how people do today.

7. What are grandson's best songs? 

Best Friends is top of the pile but Bills is very similar and Kiss Bang does (bang). 

8. Any more words?

Jordan Benjamin wants his music to make people angry and rage at social injustice, apathy and disenfranchisement.

“All of my best friends,
Like to go and get fucked up”

Sleeper Agent were an indie rock band from Bowling Green, Kentucky. They played from 2009 - 2015 and recorded two albums. Sleeper Agent are similar to The Von Bondies and Grouplove. They were influenced by The Black Lips and Foxy Shazam. Get It Daddy was the lead single from Sleeper Agent's debut album Celebrasion (2011) and the best song they ever made. Premier Guitar called it a fist-bumping anthem” and “ferocious.” Get It Daddy is a punk song from a band yet to make concessions. 

“And I’m downright denim clad”

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