Grand Splendid
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Grand Splendid

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Alternative Indie

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Oct
11
Grand Splendid @ L'Escogriffe Cafe Bar

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Sep
08
Grand Splendid @ Projet Ex - Le Bruit des Arbres

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Aug
27
Grand Splendid @ McGill Open Air Pub

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Montréal, Quebec, Canada

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Music

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"Their songs are instantly enjoyable and rather infectious. We are dealing with upbeat and catchy rock that will sit in your head for a very happy chunk of time" - The Indie Blender


"Not only is their music so impossibly catchy and upbeat, but their ability to compose strong, unique pieces shows promise that they won’t be a one-trick-pony in any future musical endeavors. Numbers is a huge success artistically. With talent like this, Grand Splendid won’t be going away any time soon."
Rating: 8/10 - Bucketlist Music Reviews


"They certainly have their signature sound down to the finest detail and each and every moment on the EP is sheer musical bliss. This is pure music, made by those who have a clear passion for their craft." - We Close Tonight


"Their upfront electric guitars and soothing vocals are lovely, but they’re also not afraid to get loud. Their stage presence kept the audience engaged". - YUL.Buzz


"Complete with a rugged, Autumn-personified sound à la early Death Cab for Cutie to compliment the Twee Pop influences and the occasional hint of Psychedelia, this band’s sound is packed full of twinkling, fresh sweetness. In this EP, we hear the harmonious bliss that can come of simplicity. While the tracks on this release feature an earful of textures and layered instrumentation, each section jives as a unit, so as to fill up the soundspace without over cluttering it. The chord progression and song structure remain simple, the rhythms tight and the tones iridescent, which I think is the formula that gives the right amount of punch to the different solos and makes this EP adored on first listen. Grand Splendid is definitely one to be remembered." - The Pulp Zine


"The EP is a rather gentle affair with a lot of the songs reminding me of late era Brit-Pop, for example the late Feeder songs, Blur's late 90's tunes and early Post-Punk/Revival bands, which is not a bad little niche to be in! Brilliant new EP from the Montreal band." - It's All Indie


Listening to Numbers, Grand Splendid’s new EP, makes me feel somehow nostalgic. It’s a longing for the past. That’s how this record makes me feel like. For fans of Galaxie 500 and Luna. On repeat. - Ouvido Afinado


"New Must Listen: Listening to Numbers, Grand Splendid’s new EP, makes me feel somehow nostalgic. It’s a longing for the past. For fans of Galaxie 500 and Luna. On repeat." - Ouvido Afinado


"Really lovely Montreal band. It's absolutely soothing and pleasant." - Indie-licious / Music Between Friends


"Check out Grand Splendid...their EP is melodic, as warm and as comforting as a pillow. We need something to get through this winter, this could be it!" - New Music Ten


“Straight from Montreal to your heart. Uplifting songs in a soft rock style.” - New Driven


"The band is great at what they do, and each song will keep you listening. Rating: 4/5" - Canadian Beats


"The record fills a quota for pleasant, upbeat guitar-driven music akin to something like early Strokes with a dash of Interpol" - Music Notes Blog


"“Hopeless” charmed me instantly, and I was not surprised to find out it’s the EP’s focus track. The straight-up rock swagger of “How Do You Feel Now?” is breezy without being flimsy and throwaway, and is a solid anchor as the penultimate of the EP’s five songs. On my initial listen to Numbers, I found myself disappointed that it was over as soon as it was, but maybe that’s Grand Splendid’s plan: leave the listener wanting more. If so, then congrats, boys, you’ve succeeded in spades." - Quick Before It Melts


"Montreal’s Grand Splendid make multi-textural guitar pop that transcends eras, mounted on an anthemic scale yet without the self-aggrandizing bombast." - The Delete Bin


"Grand Splendid has melodic charm galore atop simmering alt-rock intensity. The five songs on the debut EP ‘Numbers’ are vaguely reminiscent of some iconic alt-rock predescessors’ early works, such as Pavement’s Crooked Rain.., REM’s Murmur, Radiohead’s The Bends, and even Coldplay’s Parachutes, which speaks to the band’s graduated musical awareness and sensibility for only their first album release." - Rokline Magazine


"They play very nice melodic soft rock." - Radio Cannon


"Grand Splendid is an Indie Rock outfit out of Montreal, and they have a seriously cool sound. Check them out, and discover a new favourite!" - Earbits


Discography

Numbers EP (2013)

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Bio

Rock band Grand Splendid hail from Montreal and are excited to be on the local indie scene. Their upfront electric guitar sounds and soothing vocal melodies are attracting the attention of indie music lovers. 

They recently released their first EP Numbers, which was engineered by Maxime Audet-Halde (Doba Caracol) and mastered by Ryan Morey (Arcade Fire, The Stills, Sam Roberts). In the studio, the band's musical exploration went beyond their guitar-driven sound, adding new textures with vintage keyboards, a pump organ and layered vocal harmonies.

Their singles, Hopeless and Energy, have aired on several indie radio stations across North America, Europe and Asia. 

They also received support from UK rockers The Joy Formidable, who selected Grand Splendid as the featured artist on one of their sporadic podcasts.

The buzz around the release of Grand Splendid's first EP landed them invitations to play at the NXNE and Canadian Music Week festivals in Toronto. They will continue presenting Numbers throughout the year with shows in Quebec and Ontario.


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