A Liverpudlian through and through, Chris Grant has always performed straight from his heart. “Chris’s main preoccupation is writing big songs capturing northern innocence,” Alan McGee once commented. “It’s a soulful escapism that eschews the hard man approach to songwriting. As with the best bands I’ve known, I get excited to hear his new songs and his musical progression. When Chris gets it right, his music transcends the apathy of rock’n’roll over the past ten years.”
Alan first discovered Chris via MySpace back around 2007 when he was fronting his band The Grants. In due course, the group performed at McGee’s West London club night Death Disco. “Like me, Chris is a round peg in a square hole,” suggests Alan. “I would have signed Chris but I didn’t have a label.” It’s taken half a decade for the planets to align and Chris has now recorded his debut album It’s Not About War, which is due on in October 21st. Pre order it here.
“Chris could be one of the few artists in the history of Liverpool – after Echo and the Bunnymen and The La’s – to step out of the shadows of The Beatles,” claims Alan. “Why? His songwriting is equal to that of Ocean Rain-era Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant, when the Bunnymen duo were writing unaffected, orchestrated, dark, paranoid and romantic songs. Echo and the Bunnymen and The Las’s created their own world and in every song from Chris, I hear Grant’s world, too.”
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