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Gravel Pit - EP Review: Black Arts

25 Feb 2020 // A review by Kerry Monaghan
Gravel Pit are a four piece assault of adrenaline, intensity and speed, but if you thought they were just another hardcore punk band, you need to take another listen.


They formed in 2018, having released their debut EP the same year and they hail from Wellington which is definitely a great thing. There's no doubting they have a voice and they know how to use it.

Black Arts is their new EP and it packs a punch in just under ten minutes.

If you’re seeking sensible melodies or singalong choruses, you won’t find it here, but you will find great lyricism, unabashed honesty and a layered insight into a band who know their sound and execute it well.

Plus, they have killer riffs and vocalist, Bailey Palmer has such a great tone in her delivery.

There is nothing pretentious here, just a straight up good time.

And when you’ve picked yourself up from the sixth or seventh round, go ahead and give track five Building an extra couple of listens. You won’t be disappointed.

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

About Gravel Pit

Gravel Pit is a 4 piece hardcore punk rock band from Wellington, featuring Bailey Palmer (vocals), Dave Hampton (guitar), Matt Mason (bass) and Jason Gascoigne (drums). The band draws on a range of influences from Punk, Hardcore and Thrash Metal to form the foundation of their sound.

Members of Gravel Pit have played in a range of previous New Zealand bands, including Brubeck, Razorwyre, Basura Blanca, Still Nothing and Strangers.

Having honed their sound over a lengthy incubation period, the band recorded their self-titled debut 4 song EP with Vanya Vitali in August/September of 2018 and have since launched themselves in the live space.

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Black Arts
Year: 2020
Type: EP
Gravel Pit
Year: 2018
Type: EP

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