Las Vegas newcomers Hella Grey bring us an intriguing combination of synth-fused, almost industrial-sounding rock powered by angsty female vocals.
The duo of Susy Martian and Rossi Bracale only released their first single back in April, but their early music portrays an intriguing mix of styles, from rock and electro through to rap.
The latest taster of what the band has to offer is the intriguing No It All, which was released back in June. It opens up with synthy noises and a rumbling bassline then a big scream sees guitars kick in before dropping into an edgy opening verse of Susy’s high-pitched vocals, which end on the line “Why are you always flapping when I tap that ass.”
Big cries of “No no no” take over before launching into an energetic chorus alongside driving guitars and drums along with synth. It drops back into another verse, which dives back into big cries of “No no no, Mr No It All, I think you’re only small, Are you for real.” Big stabbing guitars kick in under spoken vocals, which build up to a final smash of the chorus. Check it out below:
No It All follows the band’s debut single Broken Promises, which begins with the awesome line “I wanna kiss you on the lips, I wanna punch you in the face, I hate you, I love you, You take for me granted” before launching into rockier chorus “I wanna kick your ass, Make you wake up to see the broken sad piece of shit you really are, Broken promises.” Check out in the video below:
We had a chat with Rossi to find out more about the band. Read on below…
GR: Who are Hella Grey?
RB: “Hella Grey is a partnership between myself, Rossi Bracale, and Susy Martian. We reside in Las Vegas, Nevada in the US. Originally, I’m from Cleveland, Ohio, and Susy is from Florida.
“We initially came together doing gigs in my cover band here in Las Vegas. I hired her to fill in on vocals in one of the casino gigs that I had. We stayed in touch, and a little later in life, we decided to record some original tunes at my studio. We recorded several original songs and a couple of covers… mostly just for fun. We then realized and agreed that we would share and release these songs someday, and that’s what’s happening now.”
GR: You just released No It All. What should people be expecting from the song?
RB: “No It All is our latest release and the second thus far, after our first release Broken Promises. The inspiration behind both releases so far was Susy’s doomed past relationship. Something we can all relate with, including myself!”
GR: How would you describe your sound to people that haven’t listened to you yet?
RB: “Our sound is hard to describe for me. It is certainly rock, but with some punk, goth, electronic and even pop influence, Broken Promises even has a rap segment in it! We have been told our music reminds people of Marilyn Manson, and Rob Zombie, except with female vocals. I guess It kind of does.”
GR: What influences you to write music? Any key themes or topics that you write about?
RB: “We write music because it sets us free and there are no rules to what we write. It’s like venting to everyone in the form of music! The main theme being horrible relationships, and soul-sucking individuals who we need to escape from.”
GR: Which bands/musicians are/have been your strongest musical influences?
RB: “We are influenced by an enormous array of music, bands and singers. Literally from one spectrum to the other. Folk music to death metal quite frankly!”
GR: What have you got coming up through the rest of 2019?
RB: “We will continue to release singles every few months and hope that we gain some kind of traction with music listeners around the globe. It’s exhilarating to share our music with everyone. It is such a passionate connection and makes us all one together. At least that’s what it feels like to me!”