Grass House are Liam Palmer, Steven Dove, Ross Hall and Nicholas Jones, a group of Northerners drawn towards London then into a rehearsal room through their love of Joe Meek, Jonathan Richman, Captain Beefheart and Lou Reed. Liam and Steven met in the wilds of Driffield and continued playing music together on their move to the capital, with Ross and Nicolas completing the line-up as the rhythm section.
Like The National or Leonard Cohen before them, Grass House’s lyrics are darkly poetic and at times artfully ambiguous, described by The Line of Best Fit as “strange, slightly unwieldy, but oddly compelling”. Yet when they are rolled off such a smoky velvet growl of a voice - recalling the aforementioned – and on the more bourbon and cigar soaked days the likes of Tom Waits – they seem to resonate universal woes, frustrations and passions. It’s music you don’t just listen to, you feel.
Grass House release their latest single, ‘The Boredom Rose’ b/w ‘Caught Green’ on up-and-coming independent label Dancing Coins and start work on their debut album in autumn with producer Jim Anderson (Cold Specks, 2:54, The Twilight Sad).