Grabbing the listener by the scruff of the neck and taking them on a relentless charge of energy fuelled rock ‘n’ roll, the new single from Julian Grimm rousingly whets the appetite for all forthcoming offerings from the artist. Next to come is an EP called Rebirth later this year and it is fair to say that it could not have been given a better flyer than the boisterous roar of Hazy.
The musical journey of Grimm began under the Brazilian shadows of Sao Paulo skyscrapers where his first exploits came in a couple of independent punk bands. Subsequently moving to the UK and London, more punk fuelled adventures followed in a few bands before he formed Snap Out, an outfit releasing the Static and Dino Diner EPs and who played across a host of venues such as the O2 Academy and Monarch. After this things colluded to push Grimm “away into his own darkness”, the band coming to an end because of it and the man using “his time incarcerated in the shadows to rebuild himself.” Now music has had a ‘rebirth’ within him with Hazy the first, if it is a sign of things to come, stirring anthem to hit ears and emotions.
The single is, according to Grimm “about a girl that inhabits both my dreams and my nightmares. I can never be sure who she is and what she wants to do with me, but I can’t help to be incredibly attracted to her. It’s a song about raw instinctive feelings, love and hate.” It is also a proposition which takes an inventively building breath before launching into a foot to the floor, adrenaline fuelled charge with scything rhythms, crunchy riffs, and snarling attitude, but equally exudes rich melodic warmth and contagious virulence throughout which leaves the body breathless and hunger for more, greedy.
Part punk, part alternative rock, and part power pop, to slim down all its flavours, Hazy also has a familiarity which only works in its favour and a passion that cannot fail to transfer to the listener. Simply it is rock ‘n’ roll to get highly enthused over and a potent hook for the upcoming Rebirth EP where more of the same would do very nicely please.
Hazy is out now via iTunes and other online stores.
Pete RingMaster 30/09/2015
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