‘These Kids Just Wanna Be Famous’ by Guud Grief: Redefining music with purpose and passion

The band's latest release is a cultural exposé, set to music and visuals that pierce the veil of our collective psyche – a genuinely emotional call to arms.
12 June 2024

FM Premiere

Emerging with a bold mission deeply rooted in the rugged rhythms of community is Guud Grief, a dynamic new band hailing from Dublin. Meet the Irish blues punk band that’s unafraid to speak its mind. With These Kids Just Wanna Be Famous as their third single, they’re asserting themselves as a band unafraid to wear their heart – and their politics – on their sleeve.

Fronted by Mark Logan, director of Collective Films and a key figure in the new Irish label Audio Department Records, Guud Grief made waves with their debut single, Lay In The River, in 2022. In a combustive transformation, a simple campfire melody burst forth as a sprawling, full-band extravagance, distinctly marking the band’s territory in the music landscape. With every festival performance in Ireland, Guud Grief’s music has grown more incisive, cutting through the noise to confront the darker corners of modern life with unwavering empathy. 

The band’s latest release is a cultural exposé, set to music and visuals that pierce the veil of our collective psyche – a genuinely emotional call to arms. When Logan takes the stage, magic happens – a sublime blend of words and melody that resonates deep within the soul. Imagine stepping into a technicolor dreamscape, where the soundtrack throbs with an unbridled energy that positively assaults the monotony of today’s algorithmic music factories. Influenced by the natural world, Rumi’s poetic intensity, and the moody depths of Nick Cave, Nina Simone, and Leonard Cohen, Guud Grief weaves together punk’s rebellious spirit, blues’ raw emotion, and rock ‘n’ roll’s unbridled energy in their latest track. 

What happens when art meets honest emotion? This musical fusion, rooted in the band’s unwavering authenticity, offers a resounding answer. “Music is a sacred force, and we want our songs to strip away the masks of superficiality,” asserts frontman Mark Logan. With their distinct blend of genres and profound lyrical content, Guud Grief is positioned to be Ireland’s next breakout act. “This song” pulses with the heartbeat of a generation, loudly declaring their presence in the music world and firmly planting their flag in the soil of a promising career.

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