Greyface: With stunning emotive ballad single…..

Greyface - Dead Men (Don't Walk In Circles)

Dublin’s Greyface released their stunning, emotive new single Dead Men (Don’t Walk In Circles) on 16th July.

With the release of last month’s single, Underground Star, Greyface are once again pushing the boundaries of their genre-bending sound, with their new single/video, Dead Men (Don’t Walk in Circles), due on July 16th.

Dead Men (Don’t Walk in Circles)’ sees greyface present a wonderfully sombre ballad-like opus, that blossoms into a gargantuan aural monolith, loaded with their, now, trademark anthemic, dark-pop approach to song writing.

Speaking of the new single, Dead Men (Don’t Walk in Circles) the band comments:

«Dead Men… is our third single and features Tadhg on piano accompaniment. It serves as a defining rock-opera moment within our upcoming EP, backed full-force by distorted guitars, and expressive rhythms and riffs. The track swells providing orchestral backing to match intimate piano-lines, and whispered vocals, which gradually develop the song into a power-ballad».

Following the fantastic reception of their most recent single, Underground Star (June 4th), Greyface have been featured on independent radio around Europe, The United Kingdom and the USA, as well as receiving a video premire and write-up from Ireland’s own Hot Press. They also featured on Ireland’s National Broadcast on RTE 2F radio station. Lyrically the song serves as a looking glass into the band’s conceptual character of the ‘Underground Star’, whose story shines light upon human nature and it’s many grimacing vices.

The band’s philosophy is loosely based on the universal Freudian/Jungian ideas of the inner shadow.Each member of the group names and paints this inner idea most people choose to ignore, or reject for its undesirability. The group refer to their shadow as their Greyface, taking these ideas to the stage in a theatrical and explosive way. Each member brings a certain element to the bands collective image and sound. Here’s a profile of each member: «We like to see each character personally as a ‘true-self’, and feel that shows mostly in the bands physical appearance».

 Éalu (Drums) – Makeup Inspired by Celtic roots, and usually dressed in a black kilt and coat. Most commonly seen with blind eyes making reference to blinding revelations that occur when looking deeper into ones psychology. Éalu translates to, Escape, as Gaeilge.

 Icarus (Guitar) – Makeup inspired by designs and ancient symbolism. Seen in black and leather or high-fashion streetwear. The name Icarus derives from the Greek fable, and reflects on a deep lack of control mixed with a desire to escape from the burdening chains of reality by any means.

 Evra (Bass) – Makeup usually wet and running black. Evra paints their entire body creating a stark contrast to their dress, which is usually seen in pink or blue. The name Evra originates from a fascination with reptiles, and the physical loudness of their appearance relates to inward frustrations and the extreme, chaotic means of releasing them.

Shaye (Vocals) – Makeup inspired by MTV and Glam, seen in gold, black and red. His name originates from a Californian art project by Eric Fournier known as, ‘Shaye Saint John’. The name relates to the inability to define or understand oneself in the face of vanity and self-obsession. His eyes are usually red, reflecting an obsession with goals and plastic desires.

Through high-energy performance, the band performs a stylized mix of music branching from hip-hop, to rock/metal, to electronica which was a refreshing experience for their German debut at Wacken Open Air; in 2019. After their 2019 debut single, Yin’was played on radio stations nationwide, the group received positive press Irish music and politics magazine, Hot Press, interviewing frontman Shaye in the Hot For 2020 Issue,”and describing them as, «A force to be reckoned with», after witnessing them live.

 On the overall sound of Greyface they stated: «The true essence of the group is to experiment and flirt with different musical ideas as one consistent unit».

Modern day has left genre behind, and Greyface are no exception. Inspired to naturally bend styles in the same vein as artists like Linkin Park, Billie Eilish, or The Prodigy. Each song differs sonically ranging from the use of hardcore rave synths, to orchestral filled piano ballads, to metal breakdowns and emotionally fuelled indie-rock bangers. The group’s conceptuality, sound and essence, however, stays consistent throughout, remaining recognizable as Greyface.

Greyface consists of the following four members:

Shaye – Vocals

Icarus – Guitar

Evra – Bass

Éalú – Drums


Greyface –  Dead Men (Don’t Walk In Circles)

Om Ulf Backstrøm (6691 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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