Gris-de-Lin's music combines elements of post-rock, blues and alt-folk, peppered with twisted electronics.
'The Kick' is Gris' first solo project and was recorded in a nursery school in Dorset where she worked with producer Cee (aka Chris Hamilton). His recent credits have included the acclaimed album by American artist Torres as well as new material by Savages off-shoot Kite Base.
Gris also collaborated on the EP's title track with producer Clyma, previously of The Infadels.
‘The Kick’ started out as a musical improvisation combining a rugby report from the local newspaper, home-made music samples and experimentation with different instruments. In addition to Cee and Clyma's involvement, Rob Ellis (Anna Calvi/PJ Harvey producer/collaborator) played drums on ‘Fireworks Begin’.
Gris-de-Lin played most of the instruments on each track herself, from guitars & synths to saxophone and drums. In addition, she is creating her own hand-made films to accompany the tracks on the EP, working with Dorset musician/film-maker Mr Thomas Hughes.
Two tracks from the EP ‘Your Ghost’ & ‘Birthday’ will be released on hand screen-printed 7” yellow vinyl on 1st April. The 7” vinyl will include digital downloads for the whole EP. The song ‘Birthday’ is also being featured on a vinyl compilation for Record Store Day that has been curated by Radio 1 DJ Alice Levine and will be given away in Richer Sounds stores throughout the UK.
Gris-de-Lin is currently touring with Bronzerat artist Joe Gideon and drummer Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Sonic Youth) promoting Joe Gideon’s new album Versa Vice. The tour runs from 15th – 30th March nationwide and follows their recent live session for Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music.
Tour with Joe Gideon (as part of his band with Jim Sclavunos) – March 15th-30th nationwide
13th April, The Windmill, Brixton, London, with Lone Taxidermist
14th April, Bridport, venue tbc, with Lone Taxidermist