Grasping At Pieces is an emerging independent punk band who made their debut in January of this year with the album “Death Zone.” That record introduced a talented trio of teenagers from Montogomery, Alabama with a classic hardcore sound. Inspired by legends like Circle Jerks and Arizona pioneers JFA, they create smart, fast and hard punk rock music.
Now, just eight months since their debut the band is back with their sophomore release. We Are GAP Not JFA is the brand new album from Grasping at Pieces, released worldwide via all major streaming services on August 7, 2022. Clocking in at just over eleven minutes, the record is a collection of rapid-fire 30-second mosh-pit slams.
From the Pistols-meets-Sabbath thunder of “GAP Theme” to the staccato punch in the face of “Shut Your Mouth”, the band cuts to the chase with high-octane, three chord punk rock assaults. They defend their sneakers (“Don’t Touch My Vans”) and diss their hometown (“I hate Montgomery”, “Bible Belt”, “Alabama”) with the same teen-angst fueled rock & roll abandon. It’s a ton of fun.
We had the chance to chat with the band about the new record. Check out their answers to our 8 questions. Follow the links at the end of this article to connect with Grasping at Pieces. Get on their socials and get in the loop on all of the music to come from this exciting young band.
8 Questions with Grasping At Pieces
Where are you from?
We are from Montgomery, Alabama
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been making music for 5 years but G.A.P. Has been around for a little over a year.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
Our current lineup consists of
PxUKE on vocals and guitars
Big Hostee on Drums
And Fredd on Bass
Who are your biggest musical influences?
Our biggest musical influences would have to include The Germs, JFA, Poison Idea, Reagan Youth, and The Slackers(the Alabama punk band, not the ska band everyone knows)
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
My greatest non musical influence is the various skateboard deck artists, it’s something that’s caught my eye since I was little.
What inspired you to create this project?
What inspired me to make this project was I had all this creative stuff built up in my head, and punk was this outlet I could use to get it all out. With punk there’s no hiding behind a filter, it’s just raw thoughts. So I got together with my friends (Levi and Zeke)for our third attempt at a band. Sure they’ve moved on from the band but I really owe this whole thing to them!
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
My plans for the future musically are to wait for our 7″s to arrive from the plants. Hopefully do a statewide kinda tour over spring break and just keep playing shows. I’m writing constantly so there will definitely be more recordings soon.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
And anything else I’d like to say: well definitely I’d like to thank some people who’ve made everything possible. John, Chris, Lucy, Hannah, Brian, Bill, Zeke, Levi, Fred, Jamicheal…the list goes on haha. Oh also send us hate mail or something on instagram or Facebook @grasping.at.pieces