Death Grips

From02 June 2019to 13 July 2019

Death Grips

Death Grips (formed in 2011) is an American experimental hip-hop group, also dubbed industrial and noise hip-hop. Know for their displays of spontaneous destruction and musical improvisation, the band hails from Sacramento, California, U.S.

Since the band’s formation in December 2010, Death Grips’ output has been prolific and quick to garner critical acclaim. Formed of rapper Stefan Burnett, also known by his stage name Ride, drummer Zach Hill, and producer Andy Morin, Death Grips recorded their debut song “Full Moon (Death Classic) on their first day together as a group. The song earned its release in March 2011 along with four other tracks that made up their debut EP “Full Moon”. A month later the mixtape “Exmilitary” appeared for free download and it slowly made its way across the blogosphere, generating an intense buzz for the band.

In February 2012 Death Grips singed with Epic Records at the request of marketing vice-president Angelica Cob-Baehler. The band’s label debut “The Money Store” was released in April 2012 to critical acclaim following reviews from Pitchfork Media, Drowned in Sound, and Allmusic. Aided by the singles “Blackjack”, “Get Got”, and “The Fever (Aye Aye)”, the album charted respectively on the Alternative, Heatseekers, Rap, and Rock album charts. Death Grips had intended to embark on a thirty-date international tour, however to the disappointment of their fans and label, the band headed back into the studio to work on their sophomore release.

The fruits of that recording period surfaced as “No Love Deep Web” in October 2012. Self-released on file-sharing services via links posted from their social media accounts, the band were subsequently dropped from Epic Records. Like its predecessor, the album earned strong reviews from critics and fans despite the graphic nature of the album cover, and even topped BitTorrent’s “List of Most Legally Downloaded Music” with 34,151,432 downloads. Following the release Death Grips embarked on their promised worldwide tour including shows in London, Paris, and Sydney. During this time the band also remixed two Björk tracks “Sacrifice” and “Thunderbolt” for her “Biophilia Remix Series”.

In July 2013 Death Grips launched their label Third Worlds in partnership with Harvest and Capitol Records, on which they released their fourth full-length album “Government Plates”. Led by the single “Birds”, the album was once again uploaded by the band to multiple fire-sharing sites, and earned a vinyl release for Record Store Day. The instrumental soundtrack album “Fashion Week” was released by the band in January 2015, and marked the first record since Death Grips’ disbandment in 2014. The double-disc full-length “The Powers That B” followed in March 2015, and saw the return of Ride’s vocals to the band’s mix. The record features vocal contributions from Björk and was led by the single “Inanimate Sensation”.

Sunday, 02 June 2019
Death Grips
Mosebacketerrassen, Stockholm, Sweden

Tuesday, 04 June 2019
Death Grips
Rock City Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Death Grips
The Marble Factory, Bristol, United Kingdom

Saturday, 08 June 2019
Death Grips
O2 Academy Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

03 – 06 July 2019
Travis Scott & The 1975 – Open’er Festival 2019 – 4 Day
Gdynia-Kosakowo Airfield, Gdynia, Poland

Wednesday, 03 July 2019
Travis Scott – Open’er Festival 2019 – Wednesday
Gdynia-Kosakowo Airfield, Gdynia, Poland

11 – 13 July 2019
Michael Kiwanuka & Sofi Tukker – Pohoda
Festival 2019 – 3 Day
Trencin Airport, Trencin, Slovakia

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