New Orleans death grind/hardcore group BRAT are the latest addition to the Prosthetic Records roster. Formed in 2021, BRAT deals out blastbeats, bass-laden breakdowns and old school death metal and New York hardcore inspired riffs. Through the melding of their influences the four-piece's sound stands out from the more sludge orientated sounds that the Crescent City is known for, catching the attention of the Los Angeles label in the process.
Speaking on the singing announcement, BRAT comments: "We’re thrilled to be part of a label that’s put out so many quintessential metal albums of the last 25 years. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to contribute to that list. Let’s rock."
Accompanying the signing announcement, BRAT has shared a new single, titled Social Grace, taken from their forthcoming debut album of the same name. More news on the full-length will be available in the coming months.
On the single release, the band shared: "Upon completion of our record we felt Social Grace, the title track, really encompassed a broad snapshot stylistically of the album at large. The song is an environmental commentary on the effects of the wealthy on the state of our planet and further ties to the greater theme of our album that explores the various plights of mankind. In tandem with the single is our music video that draws inspiration from classic murder mysteries and depicts the ugly realities behind the pomp and circumstance of the aristocracy."
BRAT's self described yassified look shirks more traditional metal imagery in favor of a pink-pilled Y2K aesthetic, with plenty of nods to their favorite femme pop icons. As the band sets their sights on making strides in the heavy metal and hardcore world, BRAT's end goal is to "put bimboviolence and barbiegrind on the map".
Through a consistent live presence that includes touring alongside NOLA legends EYEHATEGOD, Ringworm, labelmates ACxDC, fellow grindsters in No/Mas and contemporaries in Maul and Morbid Visions, BRAT has garnered praise from the likes of Revolver, Metal Injection, Metal Sucks and many more as a new band to watch.
Brenner Moate – Guitar
Liz Selfish – Vocals
Dustin Eagan – Drums
Ian Hennessey - Bass
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BRAT SHARES 'SOCIAL GRACE' BEHIND THE SCENES VIDEONov 1, 2023
New Orleans' BRAT has today shared a behind the scenes video for their latest single and recently released accompanying music video Social Grace. The behind the scenes clip, shot and edited by Jon Darsey, offers an in-depth glimpse into death grind/hardcore group's creative process ahead of their upcoming West Coast tour dates this month, alongside labelmates ACxDC - full dates below.