Gramercy Riffs

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Gramercy Riffs
Origin St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
Genres Indie
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels Unsigned
Website gramercyriffs.com
Members Daniel Banoub
Lee Hanlon
Brad Kilpatrick
Mara Pellerin
Jimmy Rose
Past members James March
Adrian Collins

The Gramercy Riffs is a Canadian indie rock band formed in St. John's in 2008. The band is in rotation on CBC Radio.[1] The band was the recipient of the 2010 Atlantis Music Prize for their debut LP It's Heartbreak. The album also received a positive review from Exclaim!.

History[edit]

Origin[edit]

The Gramercy Riffs formed in 2008 in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The band took their name from the 1979 film The Warriors.[2][3] As of late 2009, the band has relocated to Toronto.

It's Heartbreak[edit]

The band's debut LP It's Heartbreak was self-released 21 May 2010.[4] The album earned the band a 2010 Atlantis Music Prize.[5] The album also received a favourable review from Exclaim! magazine.[6]

Band members[edit]

  • Lee Hanlon – vocals, guitar (2008–present)
  • Mara Pellerin – vocals, keyboard (2008–present)
  • Daniel Banoub – bass guitar (2008–present)
  • Jimmy Rose – guitar (2009–present)
  • Brad Kilpatrick – drums (2010–present)
  • Adrian Collins – guitar (2008–2010)
  • James March – drums (2008–2010)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Track listing[edit]

It's Heartbreak
No. Title Length
1. "Oh Linda!" 3:22
2. "Silent Walls and Siren Calls" 4:20
3. "Hold My Hand" 3:45
4. "Little One" 4:13
5. "Ambulance" 3:33
6. "The Freezedown" 4:15
7. "Dreaming" 3:44
8. "Tonight's Your Night" 3:34
9. "Call Me" 3:20
10. "Come Home Darlin'" 4:53
11. "Seventeen" 5:32
Total length: 44:31[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gramercy Riffs Artist Page". CBC Radio 3. Archived from the original on 2005-12-02. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Lawrence, Grant (28 January 2011). "# 266 - Destroyer, No Joy, Peter Elkas, Jenn Grant Interview". CBC Radio 3. (41:43). Archived from the original (mp3) on 28 September 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Jaffer, Dave (19 June 2010). "Gramercy Riffs Come Out and Play at NXNE". Spinner (website). Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  4. ^ It's Heartbreak (sound recording) / Gramercy Riffs, Ottawa: Library and Archives Canada, AMICUS No. 37956970, retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "The 2010 Atlantis Music Prize ends in a tie". Atlantis Music Prize. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Lewis, Jessica (June 2010). "Reviews > POP & ROCK > Jun 2010 > Gramercy Riffs It's Heartbreak". Exclaim!. Toronto: 1059434 Ontario Inc. exclaim.ca. ISSN 1207-6600. Retrieved 20 March 2011. 
  7. ^ "Preview > It's Heartbreak > Gramercy Riffs". Apple Inc. iTunes.ca Store. Retrieved 20 March 2011.