UK punk band, Grade 2 dropped Graveyard Island in October. The band’s third album and Hellcat debut, was recorded and produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and mixed by The Interrupters’ Kevin Bivona, The album offers proof that punk rock is still as relevant in 2019 as it was in 1976.
“Although we’re more than forty years on from when punk began, I actually think the times are very similar now to how they were back then,” says Sid Ryan. “The political climate today means that people see the worst in everything, which means that for us there’s a lot to write about. Everything in the country is pretty much turning to shit! There are certain parts of our record that would make sense were it released in 1976.”
The band has will be touring throughout U.K. and mainland Europe this December. For ticket information visit, https://grade2official.co.uk/tour.
GRADE 2 – EUROPEAN/U.K. TOUR DATES
Dec 10 - Guildford The Holroyd Arms
Dec 11 - Edinburgh Bannermans Bar
Dec 12 - Manchester The Star and Garter
Dec 18 - Ramsgate Elephant & Castle
Dec 22 - Bristol The Louisiana
Dec 29 - Leeds Boom
Dec 30 - Stoke-on-Trent The Underground
Feb 11 - London New Cross Inn
Feb 12 - Derby The Hairy Dog
Feb 13 - Northwich The Salty Dog
Jul 13 – Manchester O2 Ritz