Northerners Gravves are set to release their new EP Rattle on February 10. The alt-rockers have already had airplay on BBC Radio stations and played shows with Nothing But Thieves, Slaves and Heck amongst others and we have a track by track of the record below;
My Pet Rihanna – An uncompromising opener to the EP. In your face, noisy, thrashy sound. A song which feels like it could fall apart any minute, but somehow doesn’t. Lyrics about having a pet and naming it Rihanna. Make of that what you will. It breaks down into a mathy section three quarters of the way through before finishing out loud and unhinged.
Heartbeats – Dark song with personal lyrics, touching on domestic abuse issues. Synonymous with the title, the song kicks off and maintains a steady driving pace that will get under your skin and not let go, retaining a hook which will keep you invested in the song.
Tribes – The lead single from the EP, the song is short and to the point, flitting between stabby choruses and moody verses. A song about a small town mentality. An observation on the current social and political climate, and how it seemingly gives licence for some ill harboured and xenophobic views to be voiced by people who wouldn’t normally do so in a public forum. It’s also about a girl, because of course it is.
Hollow Bones – A more accessible song about human nature and how we always manage to sabotage a good thing. A hooky song that goes full RIFF with a bit of shoegaze thrown in for good measure.