Neck Deep, Knuckle Puck
Light Years, Reward, Grayscale
951 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
Doors 6:00 PM / Show 6:15 PM
This event is all ages
Some honest, down to earth pop punk from the UK. We write songs that we like, and talk about things that mean something to us.
Dad shorts. Taco bell. Pizza. Skateboards. JAIL.
Ohio Pop Punk
pop/punk band from Philadelphia, PA.
When lead vocalist Collin Walsh declares two minutes into ‘Leaving’, Kennett Square pop-punk band Grayscale’s debut full-length, that “it takes everything for me to be okay here in Pennsylvania,” he is encapsulating everything that created the five-piece. “We all grew up together as best friends, and we had our own set of problems growing up, from broken homes to abandonment issues, and being let down to the point where we lost trust in anything,” states Collin. “We persevered through all the pain together and we wrote songs to get through it… it’s what motivates us to get away from home and play music for everyone who feels like we do,” explains guitarist Andrew Kyne, before bassist Dallas Molster expands; “We also grew up listening to bands like Brand New, Jimmy Eat World, and The Wonder Years, so songwriting is a craft we appreciate and worked really hard on with our record, so I hope our lyrics shine through as being honest and raw.”
Recording with a producer of Will Yip’s (Man Overboard, Title Fight, Circa Survive) caliber for their first release is an opportunity afforded to few bands, but as drummer Nick Veno explains, it was far from a straightforward process. “Recording and mixing took a really long time, partially because we were adamant about not settling or taking shortcuts. You only get one chance to make your debut album.” Guitarist Derek Parker adds; “Our ultimate goal is to give people something to relate to, and confide in. This band is our outlet to do so, and we’re driven to achieve it. We want our pure, raw emotion to connect with people, and for them to scream back at us.” With ‘Leaving’ out now and tour dates in place and in the works, the future looks bright for Grayscale.