Following the release of their debut album last year, London-based four-piece H.Grimace are back with a brand new single "In The Body", which is laden with their dark, smoky post-punk sounds.
Directed by British artist Georgina Starr, the video for H.Grimace’s haunting new track conjures a future-possible realm where women communicate through the power of coded gesture, instructional bodily ritual and the language of sculpted breath.
Speaking about the video, Starr said “The bubble is from the body, it is both sacred and profane. It is birth—the beginning of everything. It’s the first breath, the first word and the first sculpture. It is also a voice: the inside spoken OUT LOUD! The material is feminine. When it is chewed it becomes a potion or spell to transport and transform.”
The British artist Georgina Starr is renowned for her large-scale sculptural installations incorporating video, sound and performance. She has exhibited worldwide in galleries and museums from the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Tate Britain to Kunsthalle Zurich and the Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney. Her magically complex works challenge the viewer to re-examine the self, the unconscious and its ever-morphing biographies through a glittering and melancholic theatre of memory, mythology, and fiction. The band were honoured to have her work with them.
Over the past year, H.Grimace have been travelling across the UK playing live, including shows with BODEGA, The Men, Japanese Television, Pork Pies & many more; they will continue to play shows across the UK for the rest of this year. More info below.
See H.Grimace live:
6th October: The Birds Nest supporting Slow Motion Cowboys, London
8th November: Rough Trade, Bristol
London-based post-punk four-piece H.Grimace have shared the new video for their album standout track "Lipsyncer". Their debut LP came out earlier this year via Opposite Number.
Director Kris Rimmer explained the video, "Hannah and I wanting to create a video that echoed the contemporary issues raised in the song's lyrics. In her own words, the track is about "young men or women attempting to replicate something they aspire to be". It's this idea that with "personal-branding", someone can create this illusion surrounding who/what they are, even if it's constructed. We wanted to steer clear of creating imagery that was damning of social media and focus more on the individual: the subject in her every day life and what she considers to be her real-self at home."
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.