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Hearts & Hand Grenades


Hearts & Hand Grenades
Between the Lines
Eclipse Records
Release: 19 November 2021

Hearts & Hand Grenades is an American NWOCR (new wave of classic rock) group from Buffalo, NY fronted by Stephanie Wlosinski on lead vocals & bass guitar. Between the Lines is the band’s second full-length album produced by Justin Rose (Goo Goo Dolls, James Taylor, Spyro Gyra). It contains ten hard-rocking earworms full of savage riffs and powerfully deep lyrics. Standout tracks include the album’s high-energy first single “Bad Medicine” which represents the disappointment experienced when something doesn’t go as planned. “Beautiful Pain” is about the kind of pain you can learn and grow from, while owning your actions that may have brought you to that point. Of particular note, the title track “Between the Lines” is about the lies we are told by the media and how it negatively affects society. This album is pure, controlled emotion… rock like you’ve never quite experienced it before, and the kind that only Hearts & Hand Grenades can deliver. Get ready to scream it out for the world to hear… Hearts & Hand Grenades are back and their latest album rocks!

Adding to Radio (GFA):   October 11, 2021
Release Date:  November 19, 2021

Pre-save or Pre-order at https://ffm.to/btwn – Bad Medicine by Hearts & Hand Grenades, a modern NWOCR (new wave of classic rock) band from Buffalo, NY (USA). This is the first single from the band’s second full-length album ‘Between the Lines’ which will be released worldwide on November 19, 2021 via Eclipse Records. The album was produced by Justin Rose (Goo Goo Dolls, James Taylor, Spyro Gyra) at GCR Audio, and the video was directed by Nick Sonricker.

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Turn on CC for lyrics: I found myself awake again Denied the right to sleep I talked to you til morning then Realized it’s just a dream Intuition or conviction Spare me now from this Separation or temptation Far away from bliss I think it’s just bad medicine This bitter pill is ineffective Just bad medicine bad bad medicine Just bad medicine bad bad yeah Just bad medicine bad bad medicine Just bad medicine yeah You try to tell me it’s a phase And that I’m going through a nightmare stage Then ask me why I misbehave This bleeding heart is just a bad reaction Guess I’m infected with the pain Obsessed with all the grief Your shame is haunting through my veins The emptiest retreat Revolution, no solution Is enough for me Execution, no absolution Is gonna set me free I think it’s just bad medicine This bitter pill is ineffective Just bad medicine bad bad medicine Just bad medicine bad bad yeah Just bad medicine bad bad medicine Just bad medicine yeah You try to tell me it’s a phase And that I’m going through a nightmare stage Then ask me why I misbehave This bleeding heart is just a bad reaction I think it’s just bad medicine This bitter pill is ineffective Just bad medicine bad bad medicine Just bad medicine bad bad yeah Just bad medicine bad bad medicine Just bad medicine yeah You try to tell me it’s a phase And that I’m going through a nightmare stage Then ask me why I misbehave This bleeding heart is just a bad reaction Just bad medicine bad bad medicine Just bad medicine bad bad yeah Just bad medicine bad bad medicine (Just bad medicine) Just bad medicine yeah

 

Hearts and Hand Grenades is an explosive American hard rock group from Buffalo, NY fronted by Stephanie Wlosinski on lead vocals and bass guitar. This band is literally exploding with an edgy sound for all generations of true rock addicts!

The band was originally founded as a cover band in 2012 by guitarist Mike Bress. Mike (who also happens to be a seventh-degree black belt) taught martial arts at a dojo he owned, and Stephanie who happened to train there overheard he had a band, so she mentioned she played bass guitar. She immediately replaced the band’s original bassist and shortly thereafter they added Tom Lafferty on drums, and Kenny Blesy on lead guitar. Within a month, the band began performing gigs and they eventually became one of upstate new York’s premiere cover bands.

In March of 2019, the band scored a gig supporting multi-platinum rockers the Goo Goo Dolls at the long-running annual charity event, Variety Kids Telethon. After the band’s set, they were approached by Goo Goo Dolls vocalist/bassist Robby Takac. He was so impressed with their performance, that he invited the band to record at his GCR Studios. The band took him up on the offer, however there was one small problem… the band had no original songs to record! They quickly got to work though, and within a month they had enough songs to record the four song EP entitled Wait, which they released independently in July of 2019.

While continuing to perform locally throughout the year, the group continued writing new music and molding their sound. Through the many connections they built with promoters while playing cover songs, they were able to frequently perform their originals as well, mixed in alongside the covers on their set list. It was not long before people became familiar with (and began requesting) their original songs, so they decided it was time to record additional material. Hearts and Hand Grenades revisited GCR Audio and Robby Takac hooked them up with producer Justin Rose (Goo Goo Dolls, James Taylor, Spyro Gyra) who recorded, mixed and mastered what would later become the band’s debut full-length album Turning To Ashes.

Stephanie Wlosinski – Bass/Lead Vocals
Mike Bress – Rhythm Guitar/Keys
Kenny Blesy – Lead Guitar
Tom Lafferty – Percussion

Hearts & Hand Grenades – Beautiful Pain

Hearts & Hand Grenades – Bad Medicine

Hearts & Hand Grenades – Turning To Ashes

Hearts & Hand Grenades – Nothing Left

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