Grade 2 'Graveyard Island' Out Now

Grade 2 'Graveyard Island' Out Now

Today Grade 2, a young punk band from the Isle of Wight, UK, release 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.


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).

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 vocalist/bassist 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.”

Graveyard Island Track List:
1. Tired of It
2. Reality is Calling
3. Graveyard Island
4. Look Up
5. Murder Town
6. Don't Look Back
7. Johnny Aggro
8. Bowling Green Lane
9. Dover Street
10. JSA
11. Monsters
12. On The Radar

The band is currently on tour in the US wrapping October 30 in Los Angeles, CA at The Belasco. For tickets visit,

10/11 Minneapolis, MN The Terminal Bar
10/12 Madison, WI Mickey's Tavern
10/14 Pittsburgh, PA Rock Room
10/18 Oakland, CA Rock the Ship Festival
10/20 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
10/22 Lancaster, CA Sammy's and Carlos Cafe
10/23 Ventura, CA Red Cove
10/24 Tempe, AZ Yucca Tap Room*
10/25 San Diego, CA Til-Two Club&
10/26 Pomona, CA Characters Sportsbar
10/27 Las Vegas, NV Evel Pie
10/29 San Francisco, CA August Hall^
10/30 Los Angeles, CA Belasco^
* w/ Peelander Z
& w/ Barstool Preachers
^ w/ The Adicts