Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - their story!

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are like a modern-day
version of Tina Turner stroking the microphone in a
spangled mini-dress while fronting the Rolling Stones
circa Sticky Fingers. The proof is there for all to hear on
the band’s third album for Hollywood Records, hitting
this spring, and marks an artistic breakthrough
for a vital young band caught in the act of fulfilling its
immense promise. Little wonder that Grace and her
cohorts have chosen to title it, directly and emphatically,
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.

“This record is the first time it’s really been us — the
first time we’ve all found each other and ourselves,”
says Potter with obvious excitement. “Everybody was
totally comfortable,everything we had was sitting right
in front of us, and it just poured out of us. The whole
thing was fluid and effortless.
In my mind, an album shouldn’t be self-titled unless
it feels that way.” “We were a homegrown Vermont
band for five years,” says Grace with a wicked smile.
“Now we’re a national act that does not want to be
fucked with.”
After pausing for dramatic (or comedic) effect, she
continues in a more serious vein. “With this record
we feel like we’re finally there, after a long struggle.
It’s like the song ‘Oasis,’ which is about slogging
through the desert feeling like you’re completely
lost, with no end to the road and very little hope.
I wrote it as advice to myself to keep on walking,
because in the middle of the desert there might
be an oasis.And that’s what we’ve actually found.”

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