Grade 2 - Graveyard Island
Album Details

U.S. Release Date: October 11, 2019

E.U. Release Date: October 11, 2019

Label: Hellcat

Recording Year: 2019

UPC/EAN Code: 45778053667

Graveyard Island

Grade 2

About Graveyard Island by Grade 2

Young punk band from the Isle of Wright, UK, Grade 2 have released their third album and Hellcat debut, Graveyard Island. The album was recorded and produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong at Armstrong’s Shiprec Studios and mixed by The Interrupters’ Kevin Bivona. Today, the band unveils the video for Graveyard Island’s title track.

Grade 2 is vocalist & bassist Sid Ryan, vocalist & guitarist Jack Chatfield, and drummer Jacob Hull. Formed in 2013, the band met at school where they would spend their lunch break playing covers of classic punk tunes together in the music room. Since their formation, the band has released several EPs and two studio albums; Mainstream View (2016) and Break The Routine (2017).

While touring, the band met Lars Frederiksen (Rancid) who took an interest in Grade 2 and ultimately played some of their music videos to his bandmate Tim Armstrong. Armstrong liked what he saw and not only agreed to produce the band’s forthcoming record but signed them to Hellcat. Last December, Grade 2 flew to Los Angeles, and, over the course of two weeks, tracked the dozen songs that comprise Graveyard Island. “He’s one of the most efficient people we’ve ever worked with. He knows exactly what he wants. In the studio, he wanted to capture how we sound onstage, so we were tracking songs live with a scratch vocal,” vocalist/bassist Sid Ryan said on working with Armstrong.

Graveyard Island offers proof that punk rock is still as relevant in 2019 as it was in 1976. “Although we’re more than forty years on from when punk began, I actually think the times are very similar now to how they were back then,” says Sid Ryan. “The political climate today means that people see the worst in everything, which means that for us there’s a lot to write about. Everything in the country is pretty much turning to shit! There are certain parts of our record that would make sense were it released in 1976.”

Upcoming Shows

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  1. 10.14.2019
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Rock Room
  2. 10.18.2019
    Oakland, CA
    Rock The Ship Festival
  3. 10.20.2019
    Long Beach, CA
    Alex's Bar
  4. 10.22.2019
    Lancaster, CA
    Arroyo Bar and Grill also known as Sammy's and Carlos Cafe
  5. 10.23.2019
    Ventura, CA
    Red Cove

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Thank you to everyone for their feedback on our new song “Tired Of It”!! Graveyard Island out worldwide October 11t… https://t.co/i9q24pMgWV

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ICYMI: New track and video for “Tired Of It”, OUT NOW! Watch + Pre-save/order ‘Graveyard Island’ at… https://t.co/4n0HekXxZ0

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Grade 2

Grade 2

Grade 2 understand that the first rule of punk rock is to make something happen.

Formed in Ryde on the Isle of Wight in 2013 ...

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Blown away by the feedback for our new album #GraveyardIsland over the last 24 hours! We’re out on tour in the stat… https://t.co/evyP76MjYm

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@grade2iow

Our brand new record Graveyard Island is out worldwide through @HellcatRecords today! This is our first release on… https://t.co/mSpwWs3T9v

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@grade2iow

Listen to our upcoming album ‘GRAVEYARD ISLAND’ ahead of its release this Friday via @LouderPosts right now!

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Got a spare minute and forty two seconds?! Don’t Look Back, brand new track from our upcoming album Graveyard Islan… https://t.co/GvaDPkuZ4i

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Netherlands & Germany!! The “Graveyard Island” release tour is rolling though this November! Come get it! Tix avail… https://t.co/z6oM7owqmh

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@grade2iow

Blown away by the feedback for our new album #GraveyardIsland over the last 24 hours! We’re out on tour in the stat… https://t.co/evyP76MjYm

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@grade2iow

Our brand new record Graveyard Island is out worldwide through @HellcatRecords today! This is our first release on… https://t.co/mSpwWs3T9v

See Original

@grade2iow

Listen to our upcoming album ‘GRAVEYARD ISLAND’ ahead of its release this Friday via @LouderPosts right now!

https://t.co/vT9qq3RjDO

See Original

@grade2iow

Got a spare minute and forty two seconds?! Don’t Look Back, brand new track from our upcoming album Graveyard Islan… https://t.co/GvaDPkuZ4i

See Original

@grade2iow

Netherlands & Germany!! The “Graveyard Island” release tour is rolling though this November! Come get it! Tix avail… https://t.co/z6oM7owqmh

See Original

@grade2iow

Thank you to everyone for their feedback on our new song “Tired Of It”!! Graveyard Island out worldwide October 11t… https://t.co/i9q24pMgWV

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@grade2iow

ICYMI: New track and video for “Tired Of It”, OUT NOW! Watch + Pre-save/order ‘Graveyard Island’ at… https://t.co/4n0HekXxZ0

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Our brand new single and video ‘Tired Of It’ is premiering on @louderthanwar RIGHT NOW!!

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What’s this we hear you ask... A prop for our next music video, maybe? Art by - @timtimebomb https://t.co/9yv5MyjBpg

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