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. 12.7.2019
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    La Belle Angele
  2. 12.14.2019
    Newcastle Under Lyme, United Kingdom
    Lymedale Bar & Restaurant
  3. 12.15.2019
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    The Venue Bar
  4. 12.20.2019
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Star & Garter
  5. 12.21.2019
    London, United Kingdom
    100 Club

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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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Cheers to everyone that’s been streaming our music on @spotify!! Here’s the stats, not too shabby... let’s see what… https://t.co/kHSoKnWegW

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@grade2iow

Pleased to announce we will be back at @RebellionFest 2020 👊 https://t.co/tNJZRXNQ1R

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What songs from #GraveyardIsland do you want to hear in the set? 📸 - @timhackemackphotography https://t.co/DATc0JjAaM

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Happy birthday @timtimebomb!! Such an incredible experience being able to work together on our latest record! See y… https://t.co/OzJ6Mbwf7Y

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@grade2iow

Raising money for US visas, support us peasants and in return you might win a signed test pressing of our new album… https://t.co/tawHQMSVSy

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@grade2iow

This is it for 2019. Back on home soil 🇬🇧

Tickets - https://t.co/5ThUpDmFrn https://t.co/dHpyYRq3aX

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@grade2iow

💥 GIVEAWAY 💥
Everyone that pre-orders our new ‘Graveyard Island’ t-shirt will be entered into a draw to win this s… https://t.co/xdILYBAsfE

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