London-based post-punk four-piece, H. Grimace release their debut album Self Architect, via Opposite Number. Their debut album follows on from 2015's sold out I Am Material tape and the critically acclaimed Royal Hush 7", which came out last year. Self Architect reveals a sharper and more empathic feel to the band's already relentless output. Made up of Hannah Gledhill (vocals / guitar), Marcus Browne (guitar), Corin Johnson (bass) and Diago Gomes (drums), H. Grimace masterfully hone in on their part shoegaze, part post-punk compositons on their debut. The foundations of which are laid by the integral guitar pairing of Marcus Brown and Hannah Gledhill, from Yorkshire and Melbourne respectively. Singer Gledhill's vocals and lyrics are self-reflective and question contemporary social pressures to do with image, work, power and our connection to the land. The collaboration in the album's opening track 2.1 Woman features poet and artist Vivienne Griffin who critiques the constant pressure exerted on women to create better and better versions of themselves. These new songs have been recorded with long standing engineer and friend Rory Attwell and mixed by both Rory and Ben Greenberg, formerly of The Men and currently in Sacred Bones-signed Uniform, who the band met and found an instant affinity with on their extensive US tour last year.
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