Strong Island are big fans of The Boy I Used To Be, so naturally really pleased to hear of their recording return with their 2nd Pie & Vinyl Records release ‘Grip EP’ one month from now on the 2nd March. The six track EP follows last years ‘Friday Morning EP’, stamped again with their very own brand of Lo-Fi Psych Pop wonders.
Always loose, hazy & eloquently heartfelt, the EP was put down principally in songwriter Edward Perry bedroom, ‘Grip EP’ is the result of a year spent playing shows and retreating back into the four walls of their shared house. The past year saw The Boy I Used To Be share stages and sold out shows with Johnny Marr, Mazes, Oliver Wilde, Traams and DZ Deathrays. They also stopped off at Isle of Wight Festival, Truck Festival, Blissfields and Southsea Fest, with a heavy festival schedule planned again for the year ahead as the duo morph into a full live band.
“Local boys The Boy I Used To Be will also be making an appearance there, and those into the sun-tinged pop of Wavves would do well to check ‘em out.” – DIY
‘Grip EP’ will be released on a limited run of 50 cassettes and accompanying download code available from the Pie & Vinyl shop in Southsea and online, plus digital download.