Guud Grief are a new Dublin band who arrive with a mission statement, a purpose and a vision, built “around a belief in the rugged rhythms of community.”
The band are fronted by Collective Films director Mark Logan, who is also part of new Irish label Audio Department Records, and there’s a raggle-taggle dusty soul blues feel to the band’s debut single ‘Lay In The River’, a guttural track which grows from a campfire jam to a full band crescendo.
The song arrives with a video by Logan, and promise of an EP to come, along with video art, merch, and non-profit organising.
Watch the video here, and read the band’s mission statement below.
MUSIC IS SACRED
a way to transmute life’s pain, make medicine and give what we endure a new use.
all the songs we have made or will ever make are rooted in one intention.
to celebrate life and make guud of what she serves you. That’s not to say we make happy clappy jingles.
the music itself will always be alive, based in truth yet cast in fantasy.
without caging our sound or trying to climb by associating with others who make music, it must still be said that
we have a deep love of blues, rap, rock, punk and funk and infuse them in our music.
we take inspiration from absolutely everything. Together we are the fullest expression of ourselves, to get out of
our own way and let the songs sing us.