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Grip-Like Vice - Fegin Martyr (Self-Released)

13 September 2019

The sparkling power-pop of Cornwall’s Grip-Like Vice return into the stratosphere of the current music scene with a single “Feigh Martyr”. The effervescent number acts as a taste of what is to come as the band readies their upcoming, conceptual album Place//Circumstance

Opening with the snap of drums and some stuttering guitar riffs, “Feign Martyr” moves with the urgency of a beast released into the wild. A classic slice of indie pop, clashing with infectious harmonies, and the striking lyrical vigor that Grip-Like Vice have become renowned for. The reflection midway works wonderfully well before the track erupts with a deafening crank once more. “Feign Martyr” is an addictive affair of toe-tapping, singalong wonderment. 

At three-minutes twenty, Grip-Like Vice have managed to create a mini-cinematic work, themed and executed dramatically. The four-piece of Beren Mathews, John Logan, Sammy Downing and Izaak Spencer have made distortion infectious again, pointing to what audiences can expect from Place//Circumstance

Billed as a mixture of styles from electronic, to the dark, and alternative heavy sounds witnessed here, already the anticipation, along with the expectations of the narrative are already being floated around. For the minute the edge that “Feign Martyr” presents is bordering on ecstatic excitement, and the follow-up long-player to 2016’s Get Super Ep could very well be the pillar of their success. 

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