Please introduce yourself.
We are Grip, a Stoner/Doom band from Catalonia, Spain, formed by five members: Ana, María, Sergi (ex-Godmode), Ángel and Quim (Syberia).
In October 2018 we released our first LP, “Sessions from Beyond, self-produced and recorded in our guitarist, Ángel, studio.
When your band was created?
What the style do you play?
Stoner/Doom, influenced by bands like Windhand, Lucifer, Acid King, Elder and, obviously, Black Sabbath, among many others.
How could you describe your music by several words?
We try to combine the melancholic and dark behavior and the heaviness of Doom with the groove that we find in Stoner music, adding as our characteristic a melodic female voice to create a contrast.
What is the main theme of your lyrics?
We talk about existential questions that surround us. Sleeping Giant is about the liberation of the consciousness, Memories is an onyric journey through ourselves, Abisme talks about death and the cosmic forces that are upon us, Dins de la Foscor is an interpretation -in our native language, Catalan- of the Plato’s Cave Myth, Crimson Ice is a Poe-influenced story about a tragic death, and Deep Space talks about the secrets that the universe hide.
What would you like to achieve with the band activity?
We want to arrive to people as much as possible, because we think we have something to say and our unique goal is to be heard, we don’t care if we win money or fame with it or not.
How many gigs you have played so far and maybe you visit another countries with concerts?
We made our first gig in august 2017, and, since then, we have made eight more shows around Catalonia.
Is there anything very important about your band what SHOULD know fans and labels?
We like pineapple pizza.
What the formats you would like to see your releases, CD, Vinyl, Tape…? And how do you see future of physical releases?
We are Vinyl lovers, so it is the format we most want to be released on. We like to think that physical releases still have a long future, it’s true that you can arrive to more people with digital media, but a physical album is more than just music, you can also enjoy the artwork, the layout and all the little things that complete the music.
When you will get label deal, would you like to help to the label with promotion from your side, or you want label do all without your help?
Of course we will help, we are proud of what we do and we don’t care about spending time to promote it.
What’s your reaction towards negative opinions about your music?
Although sometimes hurts, listening to negative opinions are the best way to improve, but, obviously, you cannot try to be liked by everybody.
And last question, how do you like our webzine, do you have some remarks towards its look or functionality?
We like the Webzine, you have criterium, and good photographers. Maybe you should improve your social media activity.