GRAILS is a band most easily described as "restless". They've stubbornly pushed against the staid cliches of instrumental music and towards new sonic frontiers, creating heavily textured albums, stacked deep with epic song hooks and exotic instrumentation. Grails carry echoes of the classic bands of many genres, but they combine those various styles onto a single record, under one umbrella of musical freedom. They are the renowned stylistic globetrotters of a fanatical underground record collecting scene, able to hybridize their disparate musical heritage (from The Ventures to 'Tibetan Crime-Jazz') with grace and confidence to build new languages out of genres that were never intended to work together.
The band recently released the fifth installment of their Black Tar Prophecies EPs and are heading out on tour for the first time in two years.
Grails members Alex Hall and Emil Amos' side project LILACS & CHAMPAGNE, and JR Robinson's WREKMEISTER HARMONIES, will open the night.
Advance tickets available at Rotate This & Soundscapes, and online at Ticketfly.