NEW TRACK: Grandmas House – ‘Desire’

A smouldering blend of charged riffs and commanding beats, Bristol punk trio Grandmas House have shared their latest single ‘Desire’. Taken from the upcoming new EP, Who Am I, which is set for release on 3rd March via Brace Yourself Records, the track is inspired by the disorientating power of romantic infatuation.

Formed of Yasmin Berndt (vocals, guitar), Poppy Dodgson (vocals, drums) and Zoë Zinsmeister (bass), Grandmas House combine gritty guitars, thudding percussion and a joyful dose of sarcasm to create their catchy punk inspired anthems. The band released their self-titled debut EP in October 2021, which covered everything from dismantling the patriarchy, celebrating queer love, to a penchant for local pasties. Now, Grandmas House are back with their new single ‘Desire’, and another collection of songs that tackle topics such as body image, identity and disassociation, and negatively stereotyped zodiac signs.

“‘Desire’ is about meeting someone new and being immediately intrigued by them,” the band comment about their new song. “It focuses on the confusion surrounding infatuation and trying to keep yourself grounded at the same time.” Berndt’s raucous voice rises and falls alongside Dodgson’s backing vocals and blistering beats across the track, whilst Zinsmeister’s rumbling basslines enhance the all-consuming yearning that’s explored in the lyrics.

The single is accompanied by a monochrome video, directed by Oliver Mallory. The visuals feature Frankie Darwin and American writer, poet and friend of the band Savannah Brown, who end up clashing over an unusually intense game of chess.

Grandmas House will be celebrating the release of their new EP with a UK headline tour this March. Full dates are listed below. Grab your tickets here.

Watch the video for ‘Desire’ here:

Grandmas House UK Tour Dates 2023
3rd Mar – Liverpool, UK – Kaz Stockroom
4th Mar – Bristol, UK – Exchange
9th Mar – Leeds, UK – Oporto
10th Mar – Glasgow, UK – McChuills
11th Mar – Sheffield, UK – Sidney & Matilda (Basement)
16th Mar – Leicester, UK – Duffy’s
17th Mar – Manchester, UK – YES (Basement)
18th Mar – Cardiff, UK – Clwb Ifor Bach (Downstairs)
23rd Mar – London, UK – The Victoria
24th Mar – Brighton, UK – The Hope & Ruin

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Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

LISTEN: Kraków Loves Adana – ‘Follow The Voice’

Sharp percussion, hazy guitar sounds and longing vocals mesh together in moody style on ‘Follow The Voice’, the latest single from Hamburg-based duo Kraków Loves Adana. Formed of Deniz Çiçek and her partner Robert Heitmann, the pair have recently signed to iconic label Italians Do It Better (Chromatics, Desire, Glass Candy).

With a sound that would sit comfortably on the soundtrack for Drive, ‘Follow The Voice’ brims with hypnotizing synth textures and melancholic lyrics. The track is accompanied by a self-directed video which the duo filmed in Hamburg. The visuals show Deniz falling under the spell of her own voice, draped in colourful veils and flashing lights.

Kraków Loves Adana formed in 2006 after eyeing each other for months at the same nightclubs in Germany. Now, with the production skills of Johnny Jewel, the duo are set to share their debut album in early 2020, as well as supporting Chromatics & Desire on stage for the European leg of their “Double Exposure” world tour.

Listen to ‘Follow The Voice’ below and follow Kraków Loves Adana on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut