VIDEO NEWS: Grumpster Release Video For New Single ‘Vicious’
Garage punk trio Grumpster have released a video for their new single Vicious, taken from their latest album Fever Dream.
The video was filmed at legendary club 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley and includes interviews with members of the local LGBTQ+ community, touching on how important the punk-rock community is to them.
“Vicious is a song about gender dysphoria, and the harder side of coming to terms with being transgender,” explains bassist/vocalist Donnie Walsh. “You’re hurting yourself to hide your body, and it feels like everything is falling apart. You’re afraid of what life has in store for you after realising you’re trans, and it feels like you’re in a spiral. Over and over you’ve tried to convince yourself that you aren’t, but the feelings of dysphoria always come creeping back. It’s a coming to terms song. I wrote this song while I was struggling with my gender identity and I didn’t know what was going on or why I was feeling the way I did. It all makes sense now though, and it does get better.”
Grumpster have also announced an exclusive t-shirt that will be on sale for two weeks only, with all proceeds going to Oakland LGBTQ Center. Pure Noise Records will be matching the final donation number – you can purchase the t-shirt HERE.
Fever Dream is out now via Pure Noise Records, available to purchase HERE.
See Grumpster live, supporting labelmates Like Pacific alongside Action/Adventure and Spaced, at one of the following dates:
Wed 29th – BUFFALO, NY – Mohawk
Fri 1st – BOSTON, MA – Crystal Ballroom
Sat 2nd – BROOKLYN, NY – Knitting Factory
Sun 3rd – ASHBURY PARK, NJ – House Of Independents
Tue 5th – LAKEWOOD, OH – Mahall’s
Thu 7th – CHICAGO, IL – Cobra Lounge
Fri 8th – DETROIT, MI – Sanctuary
Sat 9th – COLUMBUS, OH – Big Room Bar
Tickets are on sale HERE.