Grunge is not dead, you just have to look a little deeper. For every hundred musicians you find online who have an album on iTunes or Amazon there may be one that stands taller than the rest. The North is one of those bands.
Other artists that influenced them can be heard in their debut album “Disengage.” They have a respect for classic bands such as Led Zeppelin, yet their roots are firmly in the ground of Seattle’s 90’s grunge scene. This L.A. based band proves that a true rock album can showcase the singers amazingly heartfelt vocals while the instruments lend true feeling to the story behind the lyrics. Despite being a newly formed band there is a certain comfort level between them already. From the soul filled vocals on the track “Staring at Your Picture,” or the familiar feeling of the title track “Disengage” that hearkens back to a certain 90’s grunge favorite. If you grew up with bands like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam or Alice in Chains you will quickly appreciate The North.
Ryan Sullivan had a vision for this band from the beginning. In 2013 he stood alone, writing and playing his music acoustically. He was waiting for the right bandmates that shared the same passion for his music. Meanwhile, four Los Angeles musicians were doing the same. Drummer Ted Kelliher, bassist Dennis Harris, and guitarists Jamie Maguire and Carlyle Crenshaw (lead) waited patiently for their perfect frontman. At this point some may say the rest is history, but this band’s story has just begun.
Currently they are back in the studio putting the finishing touches on their EP to follow up their album from last year among many other things. A message to their fans on the bands Facebook page read:
We will be in hiding for a while finishing up our EP, working on a music video, writing new material, and planning a tour. We’ll keep you posted!
Like many other indie bands out there today, The North uses various social media outlets to reach out to their fans while connecting with other bands and online radio stations. If you look forward to hearing more from them just give them a follow. They would love to hear from you.