Having just released their devastatingly brutal brand of state-of-the-art Grind onto the world with their latest EP A Presentation of Gruesome Poetics, US Grinders The Drip are poised for big things. Bobby Mansfield answered some short questions with some short answers. Grindcore style…
Give us a bit of background to The Drip
We formed in 2007, we’ve toured extensively in the northwest, Recorded 2 previous EP’s before our Relapse debut.
What are your influences?
Heavily influenced by Nasum, and Rotten Sound, we also take inspiration from other bands such as Napalm Death, Nails and many others.
What are you listening to at the moment that you would like to recommend?
Currently been spinning Afgrund’s Corporatacracy, and Fuck The Facts’ Misery. Stoked to get ahold of the New Misery Index as well.
What are your opinions on the current state of the Grindcore genre?
Grindcore is an ever growing genre, boundaries are broken, rules are rewritten. Grindcore will always be the most abrasive form of extreme music. Bands just keep getting better.
What did you want to achieve with your new release?
Establish ourselves as a Modern Grindcore band, It’s really awesome exposure being part of RELAPSE.
Are you happy with how it turned out?
Yes, we are, it came together very well for being recorded in 1 day, production is awesome, record sounds aggressive.
Talk to us about the lyrics
Angry, pissed off. That’s what we go for.
What’s the meaning of the EP title?
It can have many meanings, my personal take is that its meant as glimpse into our music.
How do you go about writing your songs?
We write individually and as a group. We aim to make better songs each time we start a new one.
How do you see your songs/direction developing in the future?
Heavier, Faster, sicker. Already writing for a full length.
What can we expect from a future album?
A continuation of the material from APOGP. Songs will be aggressive and pummeling.
What’s next for The Drip?
Summer West Coast tour, with a stop at the 2nd annual DENVER BLACK SKY fest, writing and recording our full length.
I, for one, look forward to that full length very much.