Milly, Grinding Eyes

All Ages
Swervedriver with Milly and Grinding Eyes at The Teragram Ballroom $26

Milly is a rock band from Los Angeles fronted by songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Brendan Dyer. Their sound melds together elements of classic shoegaze, slowcore, and lo-fi indie rock, coalescing into an intense, singular musical impression. Milly began as Dyer’s home recording project in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut before finally taking its current formation as a live band in Los Angeles.

"To me they sounded like The Velvet Underground and perhaps The Brian Jonestown Massacre got together and had a rock lovehild." Review by Gary Grim

"With members hailing from The Mess Hall and Treatment you might call Grinding Eyes somewhat of a local supergroup, and with the unity of Krautrock, grunge, and 60s-acid-flashback-psychedelia, you could very well say Grinding Eyes are a supergroup of genres" Heavy Mag 2017

Grinding Eyes have played shows with UK bands such as Jesus and Mary Chain // Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats/ the legendary Swervedriver, Swedish rock royalty Graveyard and notable American bands such as Moon Duo, Black Angels, Dead Meadow, Thee Oh Sees, LA Witch, BRMC, Dinosaur Jr, Monkey Wrench, The Obits, Mudhoney, and also many shows with Australian legends such as The Laurels, Green Buzzard, Straight Arrows, DMA's, Spiderbait, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.

"Grinding Eyes combine Psychedelic Shoegaze Drone-Rock and ambient Garage-Punk in a uniquely dark soundscape"

Grinding Eyes released two singles "Shake it Up" and "Its All Too Strange in 2016 and then in 2017 they released a split single with UK act, Swervedriver "At Night". In 2018 saw the band announce their first full length album - a self titled LP out through two of Australia's Much revered labels, the iconic Tym Records and seminal garage rock Melbourne based label Off the Hip.

Critically acclaimed, widely reviewed online and in print, the album impressed.

"Listening to Grinding Eyes' new self-titled album, it's hard to believe that it's only their first. Bursting into Sydney's crowded indie rock scene with swagger and waves of sound, their take on psych-rock is like a towering slab of obsidian black noise. Overwhelming and awe-inspiring at once." - Scott Wallace HHAPPY MAG

Venue Information:
Teragram Ballroom
1234 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA, 90017