THE GRAMERCY RIFFS
St. John's, NL
Toronto-based Gramercy Riffs have been making waves nationally since relocating from their hometown of St. John's in early 2010. Their critically acclaimed debut album "It's Heartbreak" found itself onto several best-of-the-year lists and the Earshot national college charts as well as garnering play on CBC and commercial radio. Sticky Magazine raves "you have no idea how many times I had this entire album on repeat" and iheartmusic writes "they really are a remarkable band, and if their debut full-length is any indication, they're just getting started" while Broken Speaker exclaims "It truly is one of those can’t-put-it-down type of albums."
The band has been winning fans across the country with a killer live show including buzzworthy appearances at Toronto's NxNE, Pop Montreal and the Halifax Pop Explosion. Buying Shots for Bands says "there is maturity and passion in the vocals of Lee and Mara that command the stage" and Shattered Vinyl asserts "[their] solid arrangements, dual vocals and genuine energy make for a good time."
The end of the year saw the Riffs headline over-capacity hometown shows, open up for two sold-out Hey Rosetta! concerts and win the Atlantis music prize for Best Newfoundland Album in 2010.