Grimelda (fka The Faps) is the collaborative art-punk meets freak-rock project of Blair Colwell and Skyler Cafferata. This new name, taken from their 2018 album, symbolizes a shift into further exploration – from punishing noise-rock anthems to math-y future-punk ragers. Their loud-yet-catchy compositions and gregarious, interactive stage presence (often handing instruments to total strangers, for better or worse) has landed them alongside an array of notable acts like Single Mothers, TEKE:TEKE, Obnox, JOHN, The Dirty Nil, and Shannon & the Clams.
Their new single “George Thorogood,” named after the American musician, is for living in the moment and rocking out! Grimelda’s aim was to make their own fun version of a radio-friendly rock song that mixes modern, classic, and DIY aesthetics.
Check out the official video, for which they explain: “We’re all George Thorogood. It’s about embracing your inner George.”
Expect to be pleasantly annoyed and excited by a louder, weirder, and wilder duo that forever lurks in plain sight. “[Grimelda] follow in the footsteps of outsiders like The Cardiacs and Primus, not necessarily musically, but in the context of bands who always trod their own eccentric path, regardless of commercial appeal.” –ThePunkSite