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If you cast your minds back a few weeks to our Top of the Tips 2013, you’ll remember rifftastic Brighton duo Royal Blood who reached the dizzy heights of numéro deux in our countdown. Today we present another two piece who are guaranteed to get the music-bods talking in 2014 with their gloriously grimy racket. Manchester’s Bad Grammar consists of Ben Forrester on guitar and vocals and Lucy Brown on drums, and having already shared a stage with the likes of Dinosaur Pile-Up, Future Of The Left and Drenge, the pair are set to release their new EP ‘Forced Fun’ at some point in March via Flatpack Recordings.

‘Temper Temper’ is the perfect introduction to the Mancunians; a track which sizzles right from the outset with its seductive opening riff before the drums crash in to create an irresistible groove. Forrester’s vocals have a lo-fi, slightly strangled feel to them, yet they rise self-assuredly above the fuzz, until the track truly hits its stride around the 1 minute 50 second mark. Drums tumble into freefall, building back up before that sleazy riff makes an appearance once again, exploding into a grungy cacophony like a boot to the face, with Forrester’s yelped vocals completing the skirmish. Good old fashioned hip-shaking, sexy rock ‘n’ roll seems to be enjoying something of a revival right now and with an offering like Temper Temper, Bad Grammar are going to be making a damn good contribution to the genre.

Words by Linsey Teggert

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