Little Grim are fusing their penetrating lyricism and psychedelic riffs with an infectious brand of floor-filling indie that takes its cues from a host of influences, from indie pop right down to R&B. As such this daring combination makes the South London four-piece ones to watch for 2017.
The first single from the forthcoming EP, “Hoodie” is a soulful introduction to the band, who have received praise from the likes of Melita Dennett (BBC Sussex) and Gary Crowley (BBC London) for their idiosyncratic indie. Watch here
“Hoodie” focusses itself around the recklessness of a person who is indecisive, who can never know what they want. Bound up in the painful memory of seeing an ex-girlfriend wearing your old hoodie, the earnest lyrics are married with the dreamy guitar lines and entrancing rhythms that define Little Grim’s unique sound, creating a dichotomy that’s both unsmiling and uplifting.
Collaborating in the studio with producer, Brett Cox (Jack Garratt, Tusks), the band have pushed their production into a surprising new territory, taking the nostalgic vintage swagger of their first records and lacing it with the meandering guitars and relentless bass hooks that are manifest in their new single.