Black Tooth Grinn has been described as being the soundtrack to debauchery, their dirty stripper blues aesthetic combining elements of stoner rock and classic southern rock to create something that urges you to take that extra drink, to stay out that extra hour. The Sydney-based rock group, who have been playing together as a band since 2007, is celebrating next week’s release of their first album with a show at Governor’s Pub & Eatery Saturday night, January 18.
The album, Self Titled, features current band members Travis Morrison (guitar, vocals), Ray Coadic (drums), John Gill (organ, vocals), and Chuck Knott (bass, vocals) with additional guitar work on the album from local legend Bob Gill, who left the band last year to form his own band Analog Signal. It will be released on Tuesday, January 22. In advance of the album the band has released the single “1969”, available now as a free download at http://1969.blacktoothgrinn.ca.
“Black Tooth Grinn is on the verge of something unique,” says local music promoter Joe Costello of We Unite! Music. “The band is consistently drawing big crowds while writing and releasing groundbreaking music. I am excited to see them play new spots around the Maritimes and to stop being Sydney’s best kept secret.”
Self Titled is the first of three albums the band hopes to release in the first half of 2014, with their acoustic record, Ruthless and Toothless, following in February and a new 4 song EP recorded with ECMA award winning engineer Jamie Foulds at Soundpark Studios set for a Spring release.
Black Tooth Grinn will be at Governors Pub on Saturday, January 18, for a CD release show alongside local rockers The Jaynes and rising country star Jordan Musycsyn. Bob Gill and Jordan Musycsyn will be joining the band for their performance, which will feature a mix of new and old material. The following Saturday, January 25, Black Tooth Grinn takes the show on the road for a night at Michaels Bar & Grill in Halifax, followed by February shows at the Phoenix Nightclub in North Sydney and The Fox Den on Prince Street in Sydney.