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|-||Peeling Grey was formed in June of 2008 by Andy Smith and Mike O’Hare. Smith had taken a stab at writing lyrics and experimenting with four track home recordings throughout previous years. With Mike’s offer to use his Hollywood apartment to jam, old words and music would finally see the light of day. With Smith on vocals and bass, and Mike on guitar, the duo wrote “Faith In Forever”, “Peeling Grey”, and “Away From Home”. The songs were based off of those old ideas that were waiting for the right time to be finished.||+||Peeling Grey was formed in 2008. Although cited as Post-Punk, the group looks towards the future of music, akin to the spirit of the past. Demos of their early songs began to circulate in 2009 and 2010 in the USA and Europe. |
| ||+||2011 saw the release of their debut album "The World's Not Sorry", hailed by famous writer Mick Mercer as "a slinky Post-Punk joy". Live shows sprung up across California catering to the Indie, Post-Punk, and Goth Rock scenes. |
| ||+||2012 will see the release of new singles, a music video, and further expansion of their fan base. Acoustic performances are also in the works along with international prospects. The band is also being featured for a major Gothic documentary currently in development.|
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|-||As songs took shape the duo searched for a drummer. By coincidence Smith reestablished contact with an old friend, Richard Nielsen. Both had jammed in the past but mysteriously lost touch. In October of 2008, Nielsen was recruited to join the fold on drums. The band moved out of O’Hare’s apartment and into Nielsen’s job, being a warehouse where he also worked. “James Quarterly” shortly joined the growing setlist. The final piece of the puzzle was keyboardist Naren Renz, who joined in December of 2008. Renz and Smith already shared a musical past being former members of local bands such as Monochrome and Nightmare of the Elf. Work began on “The Strip”, a song addressing tensions in the Middle East, “The Girl I’ll Never Know”, and “Soulless” in early 2009.||+||Peeling Grey is: |
|-|| ||+||Andy Smith: vocals / bass |
|-||The band made its debut live performance at Fonzfest with The Clash City Rockers (Clash tribute) on April 18th of that year. A string of live shows all over the Los Angeles area slowly started to develop local interest in the band, particularly from the underground Indie, Post Punk, and Goth scenes.||+||Naren Renz:keyboards |
|-||A demo EP titled “The Peeling Sessions” was recorded and produced by friend James Hazley, formerly of Cockeyed Ghost. Hazley and Smith had already played together in The Chaste and both with Renz in Nightmare of the Elf. Over 500 free demos have been distributed worldwide which includes the United States, Germany, and England. This resulted in growing exposure and airplay on NME Internet Radio in the UK.||+||James Hazley: drums |
|-||Mike O’Hare left the group in September after their performance at Silver Factory Studios. Their producer James Hazley would assume the vacancy. Christian Mendez of Pins and Needles would eventually be the permanent replacement on guitar in February, 2010. A successful gig at the famous Release the Bats club in March would increase further interest in the band thus landing them on the map of local upcoming acts. Peeling Grey was also included on the compilation “Darkness Before Dawn Vol 2″. As the release was distributed at this year’s WGT Festival in Germany, their demo version of “Peeling Grey” packed the dancefloors overseas.||+|
|-||Despite this growing momentum, co-founder Richard “Grey” Nielsen also parted ways in May of 2010. Producer James Hazley was called in for a second tour of duty, this time on drums. Plans were set in motion for their debut full length album “The World’s Not Sorry”. Recording commenced at Surplus Studios in July. A second demo EP of pre-production tracks was released shortly after the album sessions began, titled “Pre-Worlds”. Tracks from their demos along with new material such as “Young Heart”, “Summer Days Unsaid”, and “The End of the Road” are featured on their full length debut release. The record release event for “The World’s Not Sorry” album was another milestone in Peeling Grey’s growing local popularity, commanding a more than respectable turnout.||+|
|-||With a stable line-up to complete the debut album Peeling Grey has their sights set on further developing their sound that is routed in Post Punk. Despite their routes and influences that span many facets of that era, the group looks towards the future of music…..Akin to the original spirit of the past.||+|
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Peeling Grey was formed in 2008. Although cited as Post-Punk, the group looks towards the future of music, akin to the spirit of the past. Demos of their early songs began to circulate in 2009 and 2010 in the USA and Europe.
2011 saw the release of their debut album "The World's Not Sorry", hailed by famous writer Mick Mercer as "a slinky Post-Punk joy". Live shows sprung up across California catering to the Indie, Post-Punk, and Goth Rock scenes.
"Broken Glass" was released in 2012, and "Rumors" in December of 2013 with a music video. 2014 saw the group travel to Germany, Chicago, Las Vegas, San Diego, and pen new material for their next full length release. "Our Sky's Falling is slated for mid 2015."
Peeling Grey is:
Andy Smith: vocals / guitar
Brad Hartman: drums
Dave Skott: Bass
email list: PeelingGrey@Gmail.com