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 will release their thrid album and Hellcat debut, Graveyard Island, on October 11. 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. 8.25.2019
    Ryde, United Kingdom
    Scooter Rally
  2. 11.2.2019
    Eindhoven, Netherlands
    Sound of Revolution Festival
  3. 12.7.2019
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    La Belle Angele
  4. 12.20.2019
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Star & Garter
  5. 12.21.2019
    London, United Kingdom
    100 Club

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We’ve got that Friday feelin’! 😎 It’s been three days since we released the title track for our new album ‘Graveyar… https://t.co/ENBLaClLNd

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Grade 2 - Graveyard Island (Official Video)

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New album 'GRAVEYARD ISLAND' out Oct 11th worldwide on
@HellcatRecords. Available now for Pre-Order at… https://t.co/939ODAkNrU

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Grade 2 - Graveyard Island

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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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Tune into @BBCIntroSolent tonight at 8pm to hear 'Graveyard Island' as record of the week! #Grade2 #GraveyardIslandhttps://t.co/MTmgQ8xfz5

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Vote for “Graveyard Island” you lovely people! 🙌 https://t.co/aGlKj8KB1r

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Our new song “Graveyard Island” made @nytimes weekly playlist!! Alongside our home gal Lana Del Ray

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In the running for track of the week... Go drop a vote for ‘Graveyard Island’ 🙌🙌 https://t.co/FyuS5C2IGR

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@grade2iow

Tune into @BBCIntroSolent tonight at 8pm to hear 'Graveyard Island' as record of the week! #Grade2 #GraveyardIslandhttps://t.co/MTmgQ8xfz5

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@grade2iow

Vote for “Graveyard Island” you lovely people! 🙌 https://t.co/aGlKj8KB1r

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@grade2iow

Our new song “Graveyard Island” made @nytimes weekly playlist!! Alongside our home gal Lana Del Ray

https://t.co/71HXcZrBa4

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@grade2iow

In the running for track of the week... Go drop a vote for ‘Graveyard Island’ 🙌🙌 https://t.co/FyuS5C2IGR

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@grade2iow

We’ve got that Friday feelin’! 😎 It’s been three days since we released the title track for our new album ‘Graveyar… https://t.co/ENBLaClLNd

See Original

@grade2iow

Grade 2 - Graveyard Island (Official Video)

Check it out 😎👊

#Grade2 #HellcatRecords #GraveyardIsland

https://t.co/84opdqQxA5

See Original

@grade2iow

New album 'GRAVEYARD ISLAND' out Oct 11th worldwide on
@HellcatRecords. Available now for Pre-Order at… https://t.co/939ODAkNrU

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@grade2iow

Thank you to everyone that caught our set at @MightySounds Festival on Sunday, it was killer! 👊 Next up… https://t.co/tVyZAim5u0

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Just a few days till we set off on tour, supporting our fourth coming record on Hellcat Records. Stay tuned for mor… https://t.co/6b6KeFkE1X

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