Grade 2 - Graveyard Island
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: October 11, 2019

E.U. Release Date: October 11, 2019

Label: Hellcat

Recording Year: 2019

UPC/EAN Code: 45778053667

Graveyard Island

Grade 2

About Graveyard Island by Grade 2

Young punk band from the Isle of Wright, UK, Grade 2 have released their third album and Hellcat debut, Graveyard Island. The album was recorded and produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong at Armstrong’s Shiprec Studios and mixed by The Interrupters’ Kevin Bivona. Today, the band unveils the video for Graveyard Island’s title track.

Grade 2 is vocalist & bassist Sid Ryan, vocalist & guitarist Jack Chatfield, and drummer Jacob Hull. Formed in 2013, the band met at school where they would spend their lunch break playing covers of classic punk tunes together in the music room. Since their formation, the band has released several EPs and two studio albums; Mainstream View (2016) and Break The Routine (2017).

While touring, the band met Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) who took an interest in Grade 2 and ultimately played some of their music videos to his bandmate Tim Armstrong. Armstrong liked what he saw and not only agreed to produce the band’s forthcoming record but signed them to Hellcat. Last December, Grade 2 flew to Los Angeles, and, over the course of two weeks, tracked the dozen songs that comprise Graveyard Island. “He’s one of the most efficient people we’ve ever worked with. He knows exactly what he wants. In the studio, he wanted to capture how we sound onstage, so we were tracking songs live with a scratch vocal,” vocalist/bassist Sid Ryan said on working with Armstrong.

Graveyard Island 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.”

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BOTTOM SHELF

We had the honour and opportunity to co-write this track with Tim Timebomb and Jesse Michaels. One o… https://t.co/ufBFQ0h9Ay

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This photo was taken March 2020. We were just about to kickstart a huge tour across the US but it was all cancelled… https://t.co/JaaqyHhGXl

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OUR RECORD HAS BEEN OUT FOR TWO MONTHS NOW‼️

What’s your favourite track? https://t.co/3v64SQT6gT

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SEATTLE RECAP 🎥 🇺🇸

DONT MISS THIS TOUR IF IT ROLLS THROUGH YOUR CITY! https://t.co/CwnhVXcktl

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TAKE A LOOK AT THIS 👀 Honoured and buzzing to announce we’ll be joining @rancid for TWO NIGHTS in September at… https://t.co/1mezYwm2lO

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Due to a delay in receiving our visas, we will not be able to make the Pomona (5/4) and LA (5/5) shows. Please hang… https://t.co/f7nUgC4eLb

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BOTTOM SHELF

We had the honour and opportunity to co-write this track with Tim Timebomb and Jesse Michaels. One o… https://t.co/ufBFQ0h9Ay

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@grade2iow

This photo was taken March 2020. We were just about to kickstart a huge tour across the US but it was all cancelled… https://t.co/JaaqyHhGXl

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@grade2iow

OUR RECORD HAS BEEN OUT FOR TWO MONTHS NOW‼️

What’s your favourite track? https://t.co/3v64SQT6gT

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