Gris-de-Lin is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist based in Dorset. Her music has elements of post-rock, blues and alt-folk, peppered with twisted electronics.
This is her first solo project, she plays most of the instruments on the recordings herself (from acoustic/electric guitars and synths to saxophone & drums). Her album was produced by Cee, who recently worked on the critically acclaimed album by Torres & with Kite Base, and also features PJHarvey/Anna Calvi collaborator Rob Ellis playing drums on several tracks. It was recorded in a local nursery school, where guitar amps, synths & drums were surrounded by toy trains and puppets.
Gris-de-Lin is also currently playing in a band with Bronzerat artist Joe Gideon along with drummer Jim Sclavunos (Grinderman/Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds), with whom she’ll be touring the UK in March.
‘This was my standout track of the week – in a sea of great songs – what a stunner of a tune! Songs like this give me renewed faith that the UK music scene is bristling with great music. For me the best of it lives underground, emerging with new artists like Gris-de-Lin’ Snippet, Fresh on the Net
‘ Gris-de-Lin is not yet a name tripping off universal tongues, but it is a moniker that has set tongues wagging within the “those in the know” industry inner sanctum. A debut album scheduled for release early 2016 should see her star soar and explode like a comet, bringing it’s ghostly glow to the inky black sky.’ DervSwerv
‘Record Of The Day! Saxphonic Kicks with GRIS-DE-LIN… here’s a mysterious, highly talented artist who combines weirdness & melodic brilliance perfectly – une performance tout à fait fantastique…’ 50THIRDAND3RD
‘Loving this talent from Bridport’ BBC Introducing
‘Mysterious and intense, silent and loud, dreamy and passionate – a spooky beauty of a debut – parfait!’ Turn Up That Volume
‘When listening to 180 tracks each week, tasked with selecting just a handful, what gets your attention is inevitably something that stands out or stops you in your tracks. It doesn’t need to be wildly original, it can just be very good, because there is comfort in the familiar, but original and good will obviously win out. With The Kick, Gris-de-Lin has both, and in a world that loves to put things in boxes, you’re gonna need a new box.’ Steve Harris, Fresh on the Net