In 2007 the four Grinderman members released their self-titled debut album. On 10 September 2010, the Grinderman saga continues with their new studio album Grinderman 2, released by Mute.
The first thing you notice about Grinderman 2 is that you have never heard anything like it. Really, never. The debut album did the job. It defined the band. It established a clear difference to Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds because Nick, Warren, Martyn & Jim had found a decidedly different form of collaboration. They had thrown musical ballast overboard, shaken off accepted wisdom and put preconceived ideas about their identity as musicians to the test. And in the process, they tackled the sacred legacy of the Bad Seeds with a baseball bat.
Their new album, Grinderman 2, combines the structured conception of their live performances with the uninhibited anarchy of their studio improvisations, and these guys understand a whole lot about the art of writing songs. Grinderman 2 bears the stamp of its acclaimed predecessor, yet is more open in its structure, more expansive in its possibilities and gloriously loses itself in its own delight in noise and rhythm.