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Harvey King & The Grindstone drop a new full-length album

‘Northern soul rock ‘n’ roll’ band drops first debut full-length album

Band members of Harvey King & The Grindstone are excited to finally release their debut full-length album after a few years delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The album, ‘Ever After’ is complete with 10 songs, reaching over 38 minutes in length. 

“We actually started writing all this back in, I think , 2019,” Sam King, rhythm guitarist and one of the songwriters for Harvey King & The Grindstone told Sudbury.com in a phone interview. “But we got delayed due to the pandemic and stuff. So now it's finally all out and it's great. I feel good about it.”

The eight-piece band started working on songs for an album back in 2019, but had to cut their recording production short due to the pandemic. This year they saw an opportunity to record with Matthew Wiewel at Deadpan Studios and their album ‘Ever After’ is finally complete and out on most streaming services.

The band’s was born back in 2018 when King and vocalist Will Himsl pieced the group together as a part of a passion project. With sounds of classic rock ‘n’ roll, soul and a bit of reggae, the band’s new album is a timeless piece. 

“There's different tempos, there's happy songs, there's a few sad songs or soul songs. So it's diverse,” King said. 

Alongside their album release, the band also dropped a music video for the song Six Feet from the new album.

Sudburians might have also seen this band perform at some of the most recent summer events such as the Stack’s microbrew festival and the 50th Northern Lights Festival Boréal.  

Their upcoming performances can be caught at the Timmins’ Rock on the River festival for this weekend or in front of the YMCA on July 29 as a part of Downtown Sudbury’s ‘Get Cultured’ summer event series.

The ‘Get Cultured’ concert starts at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 29 and will run until 7 p.m. Until then, you can listen to their new album on most streaming platforms

“Hopefully (the audience feels) connected (after listening to the album), hopefully excited and hopefully they want to dance to it and share it with their friends,” King said.