Southampton hardcore/thrash mob Grove Street have announced they will be releasing their debut album, ‘The Path To Righteousness‘, through UNFD on September 29th.
On announcing the album, guitarist Sandy described the album as “a labour of love” before adding; “we’ve worked on this record for a long time. from its inception to the DIY approach we took with the recording and mixing. This being our debut full-length, we knew we wanted to level up on every front, which led us to be meticulous with every detail on every part of every song. We couldn’t justify rushing it for the sake of feeding the machine. We’re extremely proud of it. Every track taps into a different part of what Grove Street is.”
Listen to the title track – ‘The Path To Righteousness’
Coinciding with the album announcement in a video/single release for the title track – ‘The Path To Righteousness’.
Musically, it sees Grove Street‘s sound firmly rooted in groove-laded hardcore thrash with chugging guitars and a stomping rhythm. Drummer Josh Williams explained the track “came together pretty organically in the practice room”.
“I remember listening to Suicidal Tendencies and Power Trip at the time and wanted to capture a hybrid of groove and fast thrashy vibes,” added Williams. “We wanted the last section to build and then finish strong and heavy. The repetitive vocal hook was added last minute in the studio, but it fast became my favourite part!”
While lyrically, ‘The Path To Righteousness’ sees the band take an introspective approach. “‘The Path to Righteousness’ represents and explores escapism & the importance of having outlets or vices to help forget about the struggles of life, and the paradoxical irony of how escaping everyday life improves everyday life,” says guitarist Sandy.
Here’s the full track listing for ‘The Path To Righteousness’ by Grove Street
1. Regressing Forward
2. Hunting Season
3. Lessons of the Past
4. Caught Slippin’
5. The Path to Righteousness
6. Ulterior Motives
7. Born II Lose
9. Sick & Tired
11. Cycle of Grief
Fans can pre-order/pre-save the album here.
Where can I see Grove Street in the UK this summer?
Ahead of the release of The Path To Righteousness’ on September 29th, Grove Street will be supporting GWAR early next week, then Cancer Bats from the end of June, before ending the summer with three shows supporting Stick To Your Guns.
11th Chinnerys, Southend (w/ GWAR)
13th Engine Rooms, Southampton (w/ GWAR)
14 O2 Academy Islington, London (w/ GWAR)
30th King Tuts, Glasgow (w/ Cancer Bats)
01 Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes (w/ Cancer Bats)
2nd Rebellion, Manchester (w/ Cancer Bats)
3rd Le Pub, Newport (w/ Cancer Bats)
4th O2 Academy Islington, London (w/ Cancer Bats)
22nd Dome, London (w/ Stick To Your Guns)
23rd Club Academy, Manchester (w/ Stick To Your Guns)
24th Asylum, Birmingham (w/ Stick To Your Guns)