Oi!, Punk rock
| Contra Records|
| Ryde, United Kingdom (2013)|
Sid Ryan, Jacob Hull, Jack Chatfield
Mainstream View, Heard It All Before
Lion's Law, Berliner Weisse, Gumbles, Jenny Woo, Booze & Glory
Grade 2 is an English band from Ryde on the Isle of Wight. Their music is described as a classic punk sound, which tends towards an Oi! style, and features lyrics about everyday problems.
The band was formed in May 2013, initially playing covers from the punk era by The Stranglers and The Jam, as well as Oi! music by Booze and Glory and Lion’s Law. They began to write original songs and performed regularly in local pubs and clubs, and gained exposure by successfully supporting established bands.
In November 2013 the band was signed to German record label Contra Records.
Since 2013 the band have played regularly across Europe with performances in countries including Germany, Switzerland, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia, the UK and the Isle of Man.
Early demos were recorded in October 2013, and their debut EP of original music, "Broken Youth", was released on Contra Records in June 2014, followed by a 7" 4-track split with Saints and Sinners in June 2015 titled "Die With Our Boots On".
In May 2015 Grade 2 contributed a track to the ongoing compilation series Oi! This Is Streetpunk Vol.5.
The 14-track album 'Mainstream View' was released on CD and vinyl on 16 February 2016.
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