New Grunge Bands to Check Out

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If you’re looking for some new grunge bands to check out, look no further than this list. We’ve got everything from up-and-comers to established acts, so there’s something for everyone. So crank up the volume and get ready to rock out!

Band 1

Band 1 is a new grunge band that you should definitely check out. They have a unique sound that combines the best of grunge and punk. Band 1 is made up of four members: singer/guitarist Bob, bassist Sarah, drummer Jon, and guitarist/singer Jane.


Grunge music is a fusion genre of punk rock and heavy metal that emerged in the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, particularly in the Seattle area. Grunge music is notoriously hard to define, but it is generally characterized by its dark, moody sound and its focus on personal and social angst. Lyrically, grunge songs often deal with topics such as depression, anxiety, drug addiction, and suicide.

The grunge movement was started by a handful of small bands who achieved moderate success in the local music scene. These bands paved the way for the success of grunge giants such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden. Grunge music enjoyed brief mainstream popularity in the early 1990s before fading away in the mid-1990s. However, it has remained an influential force in both punk and metal music.


Grunge was a punk offshoot that became hugely popular in the early ’90s, thanks to bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains. While the genre is sometimes associated with slacker culture and depression, many of its biggest hits were actually quite upbeat— Take Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” for example.

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in grunge, with several new bands forming that carry on the sound and spirit of the original movement. If you’re looking for some new music to check out, here are three of the best new grunge bands around.

The Paper Mice – Hailing from the UK, The Paper Mice take their cues from early-’90s Seattle grunge bands like Nirvana and Mudhoney. Their debut album, “In Times of Rust,” is full of catchy hooks and distorted guitar riffs that will leave you wanting more.

Lumerians – This psychedelic rock band from San Francisco blends elements of ’60s garage rock with modern day shoegaze to create a unique sound all their own. Their 2011 album, “Transmalinnia,” is a must-listen for any fan of atmospheric rock music.

Deathbell – Last but not least is Deathbell, a French band that delivers a dark brand of grunge reminiscent of early Sonic Youth. Their debut album, “With The Dead Comes The Dreamer,” is a moody masterpiece that’s sure to satisfy any fan of noise rock.


Formed in Seattle in the early 1990s, Nirvana was the most popular band of the grunge movement and one of the best-selling bands of all time. The band’s frontman, Kurt Cobain, became an icon for disaffected youth worldwide.

Nirvana was formed in 1987 by frontman Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic. The pair went through a number of drummers, the longest-lasting and best-known being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. With massive hits like “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” “Come As You Are,” and “Lithium,” Nirvana’s 1991 album Nevermind helped bring alternative rock music into the mainstream. Cobain committed suicide in 1994 at the age of 27; Nirvana disbanded soon thereafter.

Since its breakup, Nirvana has continued to be celebrated as one of the most influential and important rock bands of all time; Rolling Stone ranked them 24th on their list of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” in 2004, and they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

Band 2

You’re probably sick of hearing about how great Band 1 is, but there’s a new wave of grunge bands making a name for themselves. Band 2 is leading the pack with their catchy hooks and heavy riffs. If you’re looking for something new to listen to, be sure to check out Band 2.


Grunge is a subgenre of Alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American Pacific Northwest state of Washington, particularly in Seattle. It is characterized by dense layers of distorted, often minor-key guitar noise, paired with melodic instrumentals and dissatisfaction with society. grunge’s dirty sound, paired with lyrics about social alienation, apathy, and a desire for freedom was a reaction to the polished sound of mainstream 1980s rock. It brought together elements of hardcore punk and metal to create what Rolling Stone called “the great American Linkage Rock experiment.”


Most grunge bands have a very “heavy” sound, which is characterized by distorted electric guitars, heavy bass lines, and drums. This sound is often achieved by using high gain settings on the amplifiers and distortion pedals.


The members of the band are:
-Vocals and rhythm guitar: John Doe
-Lead guitar: Jane Smith
-Bass guitar: Steve Jones
-Drums: Ringo Starr

The band has been together for two years and released their first album, “AHard Day’s Night,” in June of 1964. The album was an instant success, reaching the top of the charts in both the United States and the United Kingdom.

Band 3

There’s something about grunge music that just makes you feel. It’s the perfect mixture of angsty and relatable, and we can’t get enough of it. If you’re looking for some new grunge bands to check out, look no further. Here are three of our favorites.


Grunge is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged in the mid-1980s. Grunge music is typically characterized by low production values, heavy guitar distortion, and angst-filled lyrics. The Seattle, Washington music scene served as the breeding ground for grunge music in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Notable grunge bands include Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, and Soundgarden.


Though the roots of grunge are intertwined with those of punk rock and heavy metal, grunge typically incorporates more mellow and low-tuned guitars than either genre. Grunge also incorporates elements of indie rock and folk rock. Like punk and metal, grunge is often characterized by its DIY (do it yourself) ethic and disaffection with the mainstream music industry.

Lyrically, grunge songs are often bleak, angry, and full of frustration. They deal with subjects like apathy, depression, drug addiction, suicide, and social alienation. Many grunge songs are also about Kurt Cobain himself or the band Nirvana.


The current lineup consists of singer and guitarist Andrew Weiss, bassist Sammy James Jr., and drummer Jack Irons.

The members of Band 3 have all had long and successful careers in music before coming together to form the band. Andrew Weiss is best known for his work with the influential punk band the Pixies, while Sammy James Jr. is best known for his work with the popular rock band the Strokes. Jack Irons is best known for his work with the legendary grunge band Pearl Jam.

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