“Nothing worth having comes easy” is a phrase I’ve heard many times in my life. It’s a saying I hope Adelaide trio Grenadiers are familiar with, because their third album, Find Something You Love And Let It Kill You, certainly didn’t come easy.
Buttressed by a fighting spirit that has long defined the band, they’ve overcome the sort of adversity (cash issues, multiple re-recordings, mixing troubles) which could sink your average independent act.
The resulting ten-pack of tracks are short, they’re fast and they’re loud, led by frontman Jesse Coulter’s raspy, whiskey-laden grunt. There are the cheekily relatable openers Drunk And Broke and Suburban Life; the dreary realism of Long Way Down; the frantic, sub-two-minute Panic Attack and the pint-charging Live Fast, Diabetes. Life may have given them lemons, but Grenadiers have made some f-cking delicious lemonade.
Find Something You Love And Let It Kill You is out November 10 via Green Room Records/MGM.