95 saw Gravity Slaves first jams, just like any other band : 4 young college kids, guitars full of stickers, and a basement as a rehearsal room filled with punk vibes. But they did not stick to these image and attitude. GS boys busted their asses by putting out several demos and MCDs. They did write songs in that melodic style popular in those days, but already putting out strong live acts with huge motivation and infectious energy. Step by step those youngs guns sets got tighter and tighter. Which led them to open a few doors : songs on various compilations, playing bigger venues, songs on main national press covermount CDs and opening for leading French bands like Burning Heads, Seven Hate, Portobello Bones, Lofofora, and international bands such as Unsane, Human Alert, 59 Times The Pain, Curbside, Houston Swing Engine… for a total of over 150 gigs.

Besides, the Gravity Slave being usually pretty sociable and open-minded, he doesn’t hesitate to participate in side projects. Nico tried his hand at noisy pop with the Bundies then played sax and didgeridoo on disc and on stage for the Burning Heads “Opposite” album. As for Guillaume, He played interim bass for Keneda, whereas Julien lent his voice to the Flying Donuts for their “Last Straight Line” album and for a few shows (among them, the Eurockéennes 2002). Also the rumor is that during very private parties, Thibaut sometimes transforms himself into DJ Teebal, playing drum’n’bass and jungle.

On the strength on those experiences, the Gravity sound has become more refined, more personal, intense and mature ; at the same time it is less fast and less typical. The addition of a second guitarist - Ben (ex-Bundies) has brought more substance, power but also nuance to their songs.

Presenting their second full length that could easily be compared and also compete with others internationals outfit… “Come Down”, their more accomplished effort to date, is co-produced by Burning Heads’ singer and delivers a whole heap of energy and inlfuences. Bands like Fugazi, At The Drive-In, Snapcase come to mind, but their talent and own style deserve lots of attention as well. Their sheer energy can be describe as a cross between emocore and punk-rock, with a touch of good old powerful rock’n’roll.

Edited by borisMiles on 3 Nov 2006, 17:56

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