Californian garage punk band GRUMPSTER have released a new video for single ‘Vicious’. The video is filmed at legendary punk-rock club 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley and includes interviews with members of the local LGBTQ+ community and touches on how important the punk rock community is to them.
The band have also announced an exclusive t-shirt that will be on sale for two weeks only with all proceeds going to Oakland LGBTQ Center. Pure Noise Records will be matching the final donation number. You can purchase the t-shirt – HERE.
Speaking about the important meaning of the song Donnie Walsh said ‘Vicious is a song about gender dysphoria, and the harder side of coming to terms with being transgender. You’re hurting yourself to hide your body, and it feels like everything is falling apart. You’re afraid of what life has in store for you after realising you’re trans, and it feels like you’re in a spiral. Over and over you’ve tried to convince yourself that you aren’t, but the feelings of dysphoria always come creeping back. It’s a coming to terms song. I wrote this song while I was struggling with my gender identity and I didn’t know what was going on or why I was feeling the way I did. It all makes sense now though, and it does get better.”‘
Grumpster are currently supporting label mates Like Pacific on their US headline. The bands will also be joined by Action/Adventure and Spaced.
You can see Grumpster supporting Like Pacific at the remaining dates:
June 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
June 29 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk
July 1 – Boston, MA @ Crystal Ballroom
July 2 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
July 3 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents
July 5 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
July 7 – Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
July 8 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
July 9 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar
Tickets on sale now HERE