New Music – Miss Grit – Grow Up To


Ah, America, you mad crazy bastards – half of you may have previously voted in as your “ACTUAL PRESIDENT*” ( *to be said in your very best Moira Rosé accent)  one of the most incongruous men the world has ever seen,  a kind of malignant Liberace wrapped up in a toxic orange blanket of masculinity and narcissism.  But there’s another side to you and that’s the side I love, the one that makes great music and art. Indeed, many of my favourite artists in the last few years all seem to be based around the New York area and that trend looks set to continue if I keep discovering musicians as engaging as Miss Grit.

Based in the city that never sleeps, but occasionally naps, and originally from Michigan, Miss Grit AKA Margaret Sohn has released a new EP, Impostor featuring “Grow Up To” which she describes thus – “Grow up to, grow up to, grow up to is my ongoing obsession with what’s next. The lack of content with the present leads to the chaos and collapse of this song.”

Scratchy scuffed up distorted guitar riffs underpinned by sprightly percussion dominate a song that resolves in a call to arms chorus and has that kind of granular futuristic  St.Vincent /EMA experimental pop-rock vibe.  The EP title appears to be centred around Sohn’s own feelings of imposter syndrome, despite her building and modifying her own guitar pedals for years. She needn’t have worried the Imposter EP sounds very much like the arrival of an exciting innovative new talent about to make her mark.   /

Miss Grit



Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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