Next week sees the UK release of the debut EP from The Griswolds. Filled of Vampire Weekend-like rhythms and Two Door Cinema Club-sized choruses, if any EP is going to help clear this grey and miserable weather, it’s this one.
Formed in early 2012, the indie-pop mischief makers have been on a mission to show fans that they are the band capable of producing shimmering indie smashes for 2014. The swirling, swoop of harmony driven anthem Mississippi started the fire across social media when it climbed to No12 on the We Are Hunted emerging artists list. Getting out on the road and playing to their new found fans The Griswolds quickly built a strong following across Australia.
Airplay on Triple J added fuel to the fire which in turn led to the recording and release of their debut EP Heart of a Lion. The Griswolds soon got bloggers well and truly bothered as writers at Vice, The Register declared themselves fans. MTV Buzzworthy said of Mississippi “… The vocals soar from reverb-soaked group-shouted proclamations to crisp falsetto, as singer Christopher Whitehall reaches for his lungs’ outer limits…””