GuilFest 2011 - Lineup

The Grit

THE GRIT are ready to unleash “Straight out the Alley,” their eagerly awaited new studio album via the world’s most infamous record label ‘People Like You Records.‘  For the last 2 years the band have relentlessly toured their previous album, ‘Shall We Dine?’, from the prestigious festival stages [including Reading and Glastonbury] to the deadliest snake pit venues of England, Germany and beyond. They now intend to take their personal brand of  “Punk ‘n’ Fuck ‘n’ Roll” to a new level, armed with a sack full of fresh material but the same ever-ready ballsy determination that has seen their reputation spread like a contagious disease that audiences have all been eager to contract.

Prior to the release, THE GRIT are to take a pre-emptive swoop through the UK and Europe, inevitably doing what they have become notorious for; upstaging the big names and leaving all in their wake with the knowledge that they have witnessed something special. This string of dates will include tours with The Generators, Goldblade and The Aggrolites, and also see them share the stage with Rancid in their hometown, Newcastle.

Then come April, “Straight out the Alley” hits the shelves, with 12 tracks of their trademark, genre splicing sound, it cruises seamlessly through Punk, Ska, Rockabilly, Psychobilly and even Country. In many ways more ambitious than the previous album, it features a host of guest musicians, bringing Mandolin, Ukulele and Brass to the fore, whilst still maintaining the same upbeat punk ‘n’ roll sound throughout. Well, would you expect anything less?

Then it’s back to where this band feels most at home - on the road. Kicking off the album release tour in May  2009, THE GRIT look forward to tearing up stages in the UK and Europe as well as making the most of the summer Festival circuit.  And with plans for Russia, Japan and the USA in the pipeline, 2009 should be busiest and best for THE GRIT so far.

THE GRIT are not just another punk rock band. Those that have witnessed their live show have experienced that. A fact set to be reinforced in concrete once their “Straight out the Alley” is let off
the leash.


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