Music festival director and published poet Anna Grace Du Noyer reinvents her written works in a gloriously gritty, girl-grunge debut.
3-track EP, Hurricane Hill – set for distribution under alias Erasing Grace in late Jan 2021 – lays bare stories that were only danced around in the frontwoman’s poetry collection, Fear is a Liar – published in paperback and audiobook during Summer 2020.
Weighing in a ”lifetime of oppression and resistance” with the music that truly captured the zeitgeist of her 1990s youth, artist Du Noyer omits all subtlety in this bold translation of her biographical prose.
There is a sense that this record symbolises Du Noyer’s climactic ‘coming of age’ – the light switch moment experienced by many women in their mid-thirties; more profound than it’s teenage counterpart, but less frequently discussed as a muse for artistic impression.
With no fucks left to give, tribal anthem Shoot Me sums up Du Noyer’s unmistakable, monotone, apathy, built on distorted guitars and a chorus you can feel in the pit of your stomach.
This is impressive. Euphorically unapologetic. Title track Hurricane Hill combines melodically resigned guitar loops, lo-fi beats and minor chords for a candid, and almost laid-back recount of the cyclical inevitability of self-destruction.
Finally – and arguably the best of the three outstanding tracks – Running Out Of Reasons explicitly describes suicidal ideologies, initiated by lump-in-the-throat strings and ghostly harmonies from ”the gallows of [my] garden”.
A stunning debut release; angst a teenager could only dream of and a noticeable absence of the genres often predictable, erroneous bravado and canned hedonism.
Instead, this record lays down feelings of feminist disaffection, furious vulnerability and painful alienation – jarring into the canon of rock misogyny in only the way a riot grrrl can.
Erasing Grace | Hurricane Hill EP | 21.01.21
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Girl-fronted grunge, grit and riot girl blues, newly hailing from England, UK.
Stomach twisting, tribal drums and heavy distortion are laced with tormented harmonies – telling a tale of feminine disaffection, furious vulnerability and painful alienation.
Erasing Grace unveil a debut record that jarrs into the canon of rock misogyny in only the way a riot grrrl can.
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