North Carolina Quartet Grown Up Avenger Stuff Release New Single
In today’s musical landscape the art of rock ‘n’ roll has been watered down quite a bit. It’s not easy to find artists who are uncompromising with their sound when it comes to good American rock but this female fronted quartet from North Carolina are throwing their hat into the ring. Driven by a fiery mix of hard indie rock and dark, intense life affirming moments Charlotte-based Grown Up Avenger Stuff – a powerhouse unit driven by veteran guitarist John Thomsen and his sons. Hunter (bass) and Tyler (drums/percussion) and now fronted by the incomparable Ray Stern (vocals) – emerged as a true global sensation in 2015.
They have extensively toured the US including appearances at one of the largest music festivals, Summerfest (Milwaukee), NoDa Summerfest (Charlotte), Center of the Universe Fest (Tulsa) and batches of shows at SXSW.
The band’s effervescent personality and style shine through in their latest single “A.I.M. (All In Motion)”. Lead singer Ray Stern’s fiery vocals perfectly pair with the supercharged guitar riffs of John Thomsen. Brothers Hunter and Tyler Thomsen provide even more depth with a brooding bass line and precocious drums. This latest single perfectly embodies Grown Up Avenger Stuff’s bold style.
Their freewheeling, high-energy live shows have gone international with dates at K-Days in Edmonton (one of Canada’s top festivals), Indie Music Week and Canadian Music (Toronto), and toured European cities in Italy, Poland, Latvia, Estonia and Finland.
Capturing their wild, growing momentum beyond the status of “regional sensation,” Grown Up Avenger Stuff – which first hit the local scene in Charlotte in 2009 – has notched a growing number of critical accolades from key indie music tastemakers. Beneath The Grid named them the “2014 Breakout Artist of the Year.”