Crete, Greece’s Prince Of Lilies just released ‘Vent’, their 14 track debut album recorded in just two days by Steve Albini (Nirvana, Pixies, Page/Plant, Stooges) – and it’s already garnering early great reviews with more to come!
More than thirty years after Nirvana released their classic debut, here now comes a new wave of grunge bands that are part of a global grunge revival, and Prince Of Lilies’ debut album is one of those albums worth listening to.
Some press quotes:
“This record really brought me back to some of my favorite grunge records, often eclipsing the classics. ‘Vent’ is an incredible collection of grunge punk pop, with a unique vision and viewpoint that helps elevate this record to a potential future classic. With nods to Nirvana, Husker Du, older Kings Of Leon, and Silverchair, there’s so much to discover here. New label Grunge Pop Records have a winner on their hands already.” 4 out of 5 Stars – New Noise Magazine
“Nirvana meets Hüsker Du. This is something genuinely magical. Rather than rambling on about each song, “I Want To Know” and “Jesus Was A Vegetarian” are easily two of the best songs I have heard in YEARS. Hopefully they’ll be the next Nirvana. Please go listen to this”. 10/10″ – Fort Bragg Magazine
“The sound of Kings Of Leon being abused by Nirvana” – Keith Davis/Music Review
“Finally a true return to grunge.” – LA Arts
”Do you miss the grungy ’90’s? Well, look no further. The band Prince Of Lilies has got you covered. Bringing you their freshest dose of grunge, punk and garage rock all mixed into one, Prince Of Lilies’ debut is downright badass. The band has resurrected the spirit of the Seattle sound and their music is living proof.” – BuzzMusic
”Influenced by bands like Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr and Pixies, Prince Of Lilies’ sound is genuine and infectious…brutally-loud rock with minimal production, ala Seattle grunge.” – Pure Grain Audio
More about the band:
Sounding like they could have come out of Seattle in the ‘90s, Prince Of Lilies fuse grunge, punk, and thrashing garage rock and takes indie rock and gives it a well deserved punch in the face leaving it bloodied, raw and stunned – replacing the smug self awareness with an injection of rock n roll spirit.
Echoing the likes of Nirvana’s debut record or the early Tad and Mudhoney material – or anything for that matter on the early Sub Pop catalogue – ‘Vent’ contains dynamic pop songs with a hardcore edge, replacing slickness for a gritty live feel and punk attitude, managing to sound like the band is actually in the corner of your room threatening to tear a hole in your speakers.
The “The Year I Broke” video features vintage and rare, never-before-seen Z-Boys of Dogtown style skateboarding footage from the ‘70s and ‘80s of former World Champion skateboarder Kenny Mollica in his youth.