Peeling Grey is a “young” (because formed in June 2008) band from L.A. These are Andy Smith (vocals, bass), Naren Renz (keyboard) and James Hazley (drums, percussions and backup vocals). I don’t know them in person. I got to know their music with the help of f(r)iends from L.A. I got to know at the Wave Gotik Treffen some years ago (Dave and Jenn Bats – who are promoting them very very well at their Release the Bats Partys). They gave me the the self produced Demo – EP “The Peeling Sessions” that included four songs that were brillant and those made me want to hear and listen to more stuff. I am kind of cursed to live in Germany and not in L.A. (ehm, don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t change any town for Hamburg. I love Hamburg and I will stay here as long as possible but meh …) … so I haven’t had the chance yet to see them live in person. I really would love to.
Anyway, today I found in my post box the well by Andy Smith lately advertised debut album The World’s not sorry. I am a bit late in calling it my own because it was released in February 2011 but anyhow I slept last year concerning this music. Probably. But it doesn’t hurt at all cuz now … it included the wonderful lyrics book A play on words and it was a bit like a belated X-mas and birthdaypresent to me. And you know I am a massive music consumer and I don’t care about different music styles. I like diversity in my music shelf.
The album includes 11 songs. Four of them I know from the demo EP, yet and … this music is a killer. Just listen to it…
Peeling Grey is Post Punk. The sound of the whole album is very earthy. It’s coming directly from the soundstage. I can hear it. I like it. I don’t like overproduced albums. I like music that doesn’t overwhelms me. I like music that I don’t got obsessed by the first listening. I want to explore it. Peeling Grey is as I have to confess such band. There is a lot to explore with each more playing. It is exactly that kind of stuff I like most in music. Exciting singing voices, anything else than boring drums.
I like the lyrics a lot. It is very catchy music and makes me want it to experience it live. Now.
As much as I really would love to write more about the album. I cannot because I just have heard it only three times yet but I was just excited to finally have it. Give it a chance to your ears. Listen to the soundcloud and then get the album. It is only $ 9.99. I got it without any complications from the USA to my home address.
The best chance to see Peeling Grey live is … to watch out for any event at Release the Bats. They frequently appear there. More info bout Release the Bats @ FB page.
Well, the World’s probably not sorry for me … but I am sorry, that I haven’t bought this album earlier.