Grim Streaker plays a mixture of the snotty, mid-tempo punk of late-70s New York and London, with a dose of the fast, abrasive hardcore that emerged in L.A. and D.C. in the early-80s, alongside a hint of angular, moody post-punk. The band’s sound lies somewhere between that of X, Black Flag, The Slits and Fugazi, and more recent acts like early Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Parquet Courts and Downtown Boys.
Singer Amelia Bushell, guitarist Dan Peskin, bassist Bill Dvorak and drummer Piyal Basu formed the band in late 2016. Since then, the group has been making a name for itself in the venues and DIY spaces of Brooklyn, with live shows quickly becoming known for the wild stage antics of Bushell.
Grim Streaker released its first single, "Guts" in January 2017, produced by Mike Kutchman (Parquet Courts, WALL, Sharon Van Etten). Stereogum called the track, "one of those introductions that arrives fully formed while still promising even more to come.” CLRVYNT wrote that Bushell was “Courtney Love, Exene Cervenka and Kathleen Hanna all rolled into one, with an alto that cleaves her bandmates’ Adolescents-style tantrums in two.”
The band showcased as an official artist at SXSW 2018 and 2019 and has shared bills with METZ, Andrew W.K., A Place to Bury Strangers, Bodega, Trail of the Dead, Thunderpussy, Jacuzzi Boys, Agent Orange, the Vibrators and more. Their debut EP "Girl Minority" was featured as Bandcamp's "Album of the Day" upon its release in July 2017.
The band's debut LP, "No Vision," also produced by Kutchman, was released in 2019 with premieres from The Fader and Adhoc, and Post-Trash.com said of the album "the raw emotion backed by good riffs and a sprinkle of edginess are what makes these tracks great."
(Local Fun Boy Records)
Fierce Femme (2019)
Taverne Tour (2019)
M For Montreal (2018)
METZ, Andrew W.K., Ringo Deathstarr, A Place to Bury Strangers, Bodega, Surfbort,
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Thunderpussy, Jacuzzi Boys, Agent Orange, the Vibrators