Sydney’s anthemic punks Grenade Jumper are keeping the music going amidst the global health crisis with the release of blistering new single ‘Heat Wave’, which dropped today.
Channeling the heart-on-your-sleeve, alt-rock energy of Foo Fighters and the melodic punk sensibilities of State Champs and Trophy Eyes (yes, yes and yes), ‘Heat Wave’ acts as the four-piece’s bold statement on hope and acceptance – and right now, a little bit of positive energy is exactly what the doctor ordered (check it out below)!
To celebrate the steaming new release, the band share five lyricists that inspired ‘Heat Wave’.
Eva Hendricks (Charly Bliss)
Charly Bliss’ Young Enough was my favourite record released in 2019 and in many ways, literally influenced every decision and step I made throughout the year. It’s unrelenting positivity, and weavings between vivid metaphorical and stark, blunt musing on growing up helped me gain a better understanding of myself and who I wanted to be as a songwriter. It was tracks like ‘Blown To Bits’ and ‘Capacity’ that made me want a write a song (‘Heat Wave’) lyrically that beckoned for anyone listening to really enter a state of appreciation for what they have, and never give up on hustling through and making things better.
Phoebe Bridgers is probably the best active/living storyteller. She’s absolutely an artist who manages to capture nostalgia and that woozy-sentimental feeling in her lyrics so perfectly and I definitely tried to implement in ‘Heat Wave’.
Soupy (The Wonder Years)
It was really Soupy and The Wonder Years that really sparked my interest in writing, in a broader sense as a teenager. Listening to the historical allusions and deep descriptions of suburbia throughout The Wonder Years’ music generated an obsession with lyrics, literature and journalism, and that in-depth detail is something I will always strive for.
Soccer Mommy has truly brought 90’s lo-fi sass back to the masses and I’m living for it. Her lyrics are as scathing as they are tear-inducing and I will always attempt to do so in our music.
John Floreani (Trophy Eyes)
Musically, Trophy Eyes’ anthemic punk attitude is something we’re really inspired by, and John Floreani’s lyrics across the American Dream record really hit me emotionally. Tracks like ‘Autumn’ and ‘Lavender Bay’ really evoke a mood and brightness that helped me shape the narrative of ‘Heat Wave’.
Raw, raucous and emotional, ‘Heat Wave’ proves Grenade Jumper’s penchant for hook-laden, gut-punchy rock songcraft, and with more music in tow for 2020, they’re just getting started…