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Finland’s apocalyptic post-punks GRAVE PLEASURES (spawned from the internationally acclaimed, BEASTMILK) release a new 7” EP ‘Funeral Party’ this Friday 18th November, via frontman Mat McNerney’s own Secret Trees record label. The 7” was self-produced and recorded in Finland, but mastered by John Davis (Savages, Bat For Lashes, Lana Del Rey) in the UK.


Following the premiere of the track on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show on Sunday, the lyric video for lead track, ‘Deadenders‘ can be checked out below.

Mat McNerney tells us;

We’re surfing the apocalypse again and this time with the reverb button back on. Back to the new old sound and back to a Finnish lineup. Now we’ve returned to the bunkers and are handling some radioactive new material for the next album. The new stuff is a nuclear fusion of our Beastmilk past with Climax and the beast(sic) parts of Grave Pleasures’ ‘Dreamcrash‘ album.

This new 7” is a small detonation of that new material and released in an exclusive way, to reward our fans for sticking with us.” He continues, “It’s great to be back making another short format release on 7” just like the early days with Beastmilk. To complete your ‘end of the world’ celebratory package, we have put together a funeral party karaoke video so you can sing along to your doom. An underground uproar with a funeral party beat, we’re definitely dancing with the dead again.”

The ‘Funeral Party‘ EP is available on 7” vinyl here, or on digital download from this link. The vinyl version is available in standard black and limited edition (just 200 copies) yellow vinyl, exclusively offered via the Secret Trees own label store. The limited edition includes lyric/poetry booklet and a digital download code.


The current GRAVE PLEASURES line-up is:

Mat McNerney – Vocals
Juho Vanhanen – Lead Guitar
Rainer Tuomikanto – Drums
Aleksi Kiiskilä – Guitar
Valtteri Arino – Bass Guitar

Scandinavian fans can catch GRAVE PLEASURES live in November at the following shows;

Nov 18 – Gong – Turku, Finland
Nov 19 – Dog’s Home – Tampere, Finland
Nov 24 – BLÅ – Oslo, Norway
Nov 25 – Nallen Club – Stockholm, Sweden
Nov 26 – Truckstop Alaska – Gothenburg, Sweden

For further info on GRAVE PLEASURES, check out any of the following:


Oran O’Beirne