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OriginSweden, United States
GenresAlternative rock, Indie pop [1]
Years active2012–present
MembersAdam Roth
Sebastian Fritze
Fredrik Eriksson
Bill Delia
Past membersBrendan Willing James

Grizfolk is a Swedish-American five piece alternative rock band consisting of Adam Roth (lead vocals, guitar), Sebastian Fritze (synthesizer, backing vocals), Fredrik Eriksson (guitar)and Bill Delia (drums).[2] Based in Los Angeles with roots in Sweden, Grizfolk released their debut EP, From The Spark, in February 2014.[3] Their debut full-length studio album, Waking Up The Giants, was released January 8, 2016.[4]



Grizfolk formed in Los Angeles when Swedish producers Fredrik Eriksson and Sebastian Fritze met singer-songwriter Adam Roth in 2012, who were joined by Brendan Willing James and Bill Delia later that year. Initially, the group was called Griz Adams, but they quickly changed their name to Grizfolk after their demo for the song "The Struggle" went viral on the internet, "something that better reflected what's supported us", Fritze explains.[5]

Early career[edit]

In October 2013, Grizfolk performed an in-studio performance for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. The Santa Monica-based station also championed Grizfolk as an "Artist You Should Know". [6] The next day, they performed at KCRW's annual Masquerade Ball alongside Glasser, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Dave Sitek and more.[3] In early 2014, their song "Way Back When" was featured on the soundtrack of the comic science fiction movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman.[7]

From The Spark EP[edit]

Signed to Virgin Records in the fall of 2013, Grizfolk released their debut EP, From The Spark, in February 2014, including their single “"The Struggle”". It was followed by the band'’s first modern rock single, “"Hymnals". Remix veteran RAC also released his version of “"Hymnals",” which rose to #1 on The Hype Machine.[8] Other From The Spark remixes were released by Saint Pepsi, Tyde and Dawn Golden.

Media Appearances

The group has done live performances on Late Night with David Letterman, Conan O´Brien, newspapers and a number of radio shows.

New releases

"In My Arms", June 2017 (Spotify, iTune)

"Mercy", April 2019


Studio albums[edit]

Waking Up The Giants (January 2016)[edit]

CD, LP, digital download, streaming
1."Into The Barrens"3:16
4."The Struggle"3:33
5."Bob Marley"3:36
6."Waking Up The Giants"3:54
7."Waiting For You"3:57
9."Bounty On My Head"3:36
10."Cosmic Angel"3:22
11."Bohemian Bird"3:42
12."Wide Awake"3:14

Rarest of Birds (July 2019)[edit]

CD, LP, digital download, streaming
1."Heavy Crown"3:34
3."Black Magic"2:47
6."Carmen Sandiego"3:37
7."Shaky in the Knees"3:29
9."Pretty Penny"3:34
12."Rarest of Birds"3:44


Indian Summer sampler (July 2013)[edit]

Digital only
1."The Struggle"3:35
2."Vagabonds" (ft. Nikola Bedingfield)3:19

From The Spark (2014)[edit]

First press (February 2014)
2."The Struggle"3:33
4."Waiting For You"3:58
Re-issue (August 2014)
1."Hymnals" (Reworked version)3:15
2."The Struggle"3:33
4."Waiting For You"3:58
5."Cosmic Angel" (Live from Capitol Studios)4:16

From The Road (December 2014)[edit]

Digital only, Live
1."Waiting For You"4:05
2."Cosmic Angel"3:19
3."Bounty On My Head"3:47


  • "The Struggle" (October 2012)[9]
  • "The Struggle" (December 2013)
  • "Hymnals" (2014)
  • "Way Back When" (2:47) (from Mr. Peabody & Sherman) (2014)
  • "Troublemaker" (3:29) / "Wide Awake" (from Waking Up The Giants) (2015) [#33 Alternative Songs]
  • "Endless Summer" (2018)
  • "Shaky in the Knees" (2018)
  • "Spoonful" (2019)
  • "Heavy Crown" (2019)
  • "Mercy" (2019)


  • "Hymnals" (RAC Mix)
  • "Hymnals" (Saint Pepsi Remix)
  • "The Struggle" (RAC Mix)
  • "The Struggle" (Dawn Golden Remix)
  • "Vagabonds" (Tyde Remix)


Grizfolk supported label mates Bastille on their European and U.S. tours in Spring and Fall of 2014 respectively, including two sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.[10] Grizfolk has also toured with several other artists on the alternative circuit, including Haim and Wild Cub.

In early 2015, it was announced that the band would perform at the Boston Calling Music Festival in May 2015; a few weeks following the initial announcement the act withdrew from the festival.[11]

The Black Bear Tour (August 2013)[edit]

The Black Bear Tour (August 2013)
Date City Country Venue Support
21 August 2013 San Diego United States The Casbah Supporting Andrew Belle
22 August 2013 Los Angeles Bootleg Theater
24 August 2013 San Francisco Brick & Mortar Music Hall
25 August 2013 Sacramento Harlow's
27 August 2013 Portland Mississippi Studios
28 August 2013 Seattle The Tractor Tavern

Smoke And Mirrors Tour (November 2013)[edit]

Smoke And Mirrors Tour (November 2013)
Date City Country Venue Support
15 November 2013 Solana Beach United States The Belly Up Tavern Supporting Brett Dennen
16 November 2013 Los Angeles Troubadour
17 November 2013 Santa Cruz Rio Theater
18 November 2013 San Francisco The Independent
20 November 2013 Boise Egyptian Theater
21 November 2013 Bend Domino Room
22 November 2013 Portland Aladdin Theater
23 November 2013 Seattle The Triple Door

The Good, The Bad Blood And The Ugly Tour (December 2013 - January 2014)[edit]

The Good, The Bad Blood And The Ugly Tour (December 2013 - January 2014)
Date City Country Venue Support
1 December 2013 Broomfield United States 1st Bank Center Supporting Bastille
2 December 2013 Salt Lake City The Complex
7 December 2013 Oakland Oracle Arena
8 December 2013 Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium
9 December 2013 Portland Crystal Ballroom
11 December 2013 Omaha Sokol Auditorium
12 December 2013 Milwaukee Eagles Ballroom
13 December 2013 St. Louis The Pageant
14 December 2013 Kansas City Arvest Bank Theatre
16 December 2013 Lansing The Loft
19 January 2014 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre
20 January 2014 Boston The Royale
22 January 2014 New York City Webster Hall

Last Love Tour (February 2014 - March 2014)[edit]

Last Love Tour (February 2014 - March 2014)
Date City Country Venue Support
28 February 2014 Philadelphia United States Theatre of Living Arts Supporting ZZ Ward
1 March 2014 Baltimore Rams Head Live!
2 March 2014 Boston Paradise Rock Club
4 March 2014 Norfolk NorVa
5 March 2014 Charlotte Visulite
6 March 2014 Charleston Music Farm
7 March 2014 Orlando The Social

Bad Blood Part III Tour (March 2014)[edit]

Bad Blood Part III Tour (March 2014)
Date City Country Venue Support
10 March 2014 Paris France Casino de Paris Supporting Bastille
11 March 2014 Antwerp Belgium Lotto Arena
12 March 2014 Amsterdam Netherlands Heineken Music Hall
14 March 2014 Cologne Germany Palladium
15 March 2014 Oberhausen Turbinenhalle
16 March 2014 Bremen Pier2
18 March 2014 Prague Czech Republic SaSaZu
19 March 2014 Leipzig Germany Haus Auensee
20 March 2014 Berlin Columbiahalle
22 March 2014 Milan Italy Mediolanum Forum
23 March 2014 Lausanne Switzerland Odyssée

Wild Cub Fall Tour (July 2014 - August 2014)[edit]

Wild Cub Fall Tour (July 2014 - August 2014)
Date City Country Venue Support
14 July 2014 Kansas City United States Czar Bar Supporting Wild Cub
16 July 2014 St. Louis Duck Room @ Blueberry Hill
25 July 2014 Austin The Parish
26 July 2014 Houston Fitzgerald's (Downstairs)
28 July 2014 Colorado Springs The Black Sheep
29 July 2014 Denver Larimer Lounge
6 August 2014 Los Angeles El Rey
7 August 2014 San Francisco Great American Music Hall

Bad Blood: The Last Stand Tour (October 2014)[edit]

Bad Blood: The Last Stand Tour (October 2014)
Date City Country Venue Support
9 October 2014 New York City United States Radio City Music Hall Supporting Bastille
10 October 2014
11 October 2014 Fairfax Patriot Center
13 October 2014 Boston Agganis Arena
14 October 2014 Montreal Canada Bell Centre
15 October 2014 Toronto Air Canada Centre
17 October 2014 Cincinnati United States U.S. Bank Arena
18 October 2014 Milwaukee Milwaukee Theatre
19 October 2014 Saint Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium
21 October 2014 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
23 October 2014 Detroit Masonic Temple Theatre
24 October 2014 Rochester Main Street Armory

The Vagabonds Tour (January 2015 - February 2015)[edit]

The Vagabonds Tour (January 2015 - February 2015)
Date City Country Venue Support
29 January 2015 Chicago United States]] Schubas COIN
2 February 2015 Ann Arbor Blind Pig
4 February 2015 Washington, D.C. Black Cat (Backstage)
5 February 2015 Philadelphia World Cafe Live
8 February 2015 Cambridge Middle East (Upstairs)
9 February 2015 Brooklyn Knitting Factory

Lovetap! Tour (April 2015 - May 2015)[edit]

Lovetap! Tour (April 2015 - May 2015)
Date City Country Venue Support
14 April 2015 Houston United States]] Fitzgerald's Vinyl Theatre, Supporting Smallpools
15 April 2015 Dallas House of Blues
17 April 2015 Tulsa The Vanguard
19 April 2015 St. Louis Firebird
21 April 2015 Nashville Exit / In
23 April 2015 Atlanta Terminal West
24 April 2015 Saxapahaw Haw River Ballroom
25 April 2015 Washington, D.C. U Street Music Hall
27 April 2015 Pittsburgh Altar Bar
28 April 2015 Philadelphia Union Transfer
30 April 2015 Columbus Newport Music Hall
5 May 2015 Cleveland Beachland Ballroom
6 May 2015 Detroit St. Andrew's Hall
7 May 2015 Toronto Canada Adelaide Hall
9 May 2015 Cambridge, MA United States Middle East (Downstairs)
11 May 2015 New York City Bowery Ballroom
13 May 2015 Indianapolis Deluxe At Old National Hunter Hunted, Supporting Smallpools
14 May 2015 Minneapolis Triple Rock
15 May 2015 Kansas City Record Bar Slow Down, Hunter Hunted, Supporting Smallpools
16 May 2015 Denver Summit Music Hall Hunter Hunted, Supporting Smallpools
18 May 2015 Salt Lake City Club Sound
20 May 2015 Portland Wonder Ballroom
23 May 2015 Seattle The Crocodile
25 May 2015 San Francisco The Independent
28 May 2015 Santa Ana The Observatory Oc
29 May 2015 Los Angeles El Rey

Summer Tour (June 2015)[edit]

Summer Tour (June 2015)
Date City Country Venue Support
5 June 2015 Phoenix United States Crescent Ballroom Luna Aura, Bogan Via
7 June 2015[A] Houston NRG Park - Yellow Lot -
8 June 2015 Austin The Parish Handsome Ghost
10 June 2015 Little Rock Stickyz
11 June 2015 Memphis Lafayette's Music Room
12 June 2015 Pensacola Vinyl Music Hall
14 June 2015 Orlando Orlando City Soccer Club
15 June 2015 Atlanta Vinyl
16 June 2015 Charleston The Royal American
18 June 2015[B] Dover The Woodlands -
19 June 2015 Richmond The National Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

A Free Press Summer Fest

B Firefly Music Festival

Autumn Tour (September 2015 - November 2015)[edit]

Autumn Tour (September 2015 - November 2015)
Date City Country Venue Support
16 September 2015 Toronto Canada Danforth Music Hall Supporting The Fratellis
18 September 2015 New York City United States]] Webster Hall
21 September 2015 Washington, D.C. 9:30 Club
22 September 2015 Philadelphia Theatre of Living Arts
24 September 2015 Chicago The Vic Theatre
25 September 2015 Minneapolis Varsity Theater
27 September 2015 Denver Bluebird Theater
28 September 2015 Salt Lake City Urban Lounge
30 September 2015 Vancouver Canada Commodore Ballroom
1 October 2015 Seattle United States Neptune Theatre
3 October 2015 Portland Wonder Ballroom
4 October 2015 San Francisco Regency Ballroom
6 October 2015 San Diego House of Blues
8 October 2015 Los Angeles The Wiltern
30 October 2015[A] New Orleans City Park -
18 November 2015 Vancouver Canada Vogue Theatre X Ambassadors
20 November 2015 Edmonton The Starlite Room
21 November 2015 Calgary The Gateway
22 November 2015 Saskatoon Louis'
24 November 2015 Winnipeg The Park Theatre
27 November 2015 London]] London Music Hall
28 November 2015 Toronto Opera House
29 November 2015 Montreal Olympia

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Troublemaker Tour (January 2016 - February 2016)[edit]

On 8 November 2015, the band announced through the new mailing of their newsletter "Roadworthy" that they have finished the work on their first full-length album Waking Up The Giants, that album pre-orders can be made from 10 November 2015 onwards and an accompanying headliner tour of which the pre-sale also starts on 10 November 2015. The band named this the Troublemaker Tour, after the lead single of Waking Up The Giants. Grizfolk will play 26 shows in 21 different states, two different countries during a time span of 36 days.

Troublemaker Tour (January 2016 - February 2016)
Date City Country Venue Support
21 January 2016 San Diego United States]] House of Blues (Voodoo Room)
22 January 2016 Santa Ana Constellation Room
23 January 2016 San Francisco Bottom of the Hill
25 January 2016 Portland Doug Fir Lounge
26 January 2016 Seattle The Crocodile
28 January 2016 Salt Lake City Kilby Court
30 January 2016 Denver Lost Lake Lounge
1 February 2016 Minneapolis 7th St. Entry
2 February 2016 Milwaukee Shank Hall
3 February 2016 Chicago Lincoln Hall
5 February 2016 Detroit The Shelter
6 February 2016 Cleveland Grog Shop
7 February 2016 Toronto Canada The Garrison
9 February 2016 Allston United States Great Scott
11 February 2016 New York City Gramercy Theatre
12 February 2016 Philadelphia Johnny Brenda's
13 February 2016 Washington, D.C. Rock & Roll Hotel
14 February 2016 Richmond]] The Broadberry
16 February 2016 Nashville The High Watt
17 February 2016 Atlanta Vinyl
18 February 2016 Pensacola Vinyl Music Hall
20 February 2016 Houston Rudyards
21 February 2016 AAustin Stubbs Jr.
22 February 2016 Dallas]] The Prophet Bar
25 February 2016 Phoenix Valley Bar
26 February 2016 Los Angeles Troubadour


  1. ^ "Grizfolk Lyrics, Songs, Albums And More at SongMeanings!".
  2. ^ "Getting "Grizfolked" With Grizfolk". Out Of Order Mag. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Grizfolk Posts The Struggle Tour Video". New Noise Magazine. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Waking Up The Giants". 2016-01-08. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  5. ^ "The struggle of the "big break"". The Varsity. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  6. ^ "Folking around with Grizfolk at USC Thornton". Daily Trojan. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Song Premiere: Grizfolk - "Way Back When"".
  8. ^ ""Hymnals (RAC Mix)" by Grizfolk is now #1 on the main chart".
  9. ^ "The Burning Ear | [STREAM] Griz Adams – "The Struggle"". Archived from the original on 2015-12-25. Retrieved 2015-11-09.
  10. ^ "Grizfolk to support Bastille on North American tour". Press Party.
  11. ^ Ollman, Jonah. "Boston Calling Announces May 2015 Lineup". Sound of Boston. Retrieved 15 January 2015.

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