FEATURED BAND: RUSTY SHIPP

Epic new grunge single precedes release of debut album Mortal Ghost on June 9th


Nashville’s nautical grunge-rockers Rusty Shipp have released their new single Devil Jonah via Valinor Records. The bruising slice of unconventional rock welds dark pop melodies to grinding, metallic riffs and will be followed by the June 9th release of Mortal Ghost (recorded with Delta Saints/Young The Giant producer J.Hall), the band’s debut album.

Rusty Shipp is a rock band from Nashville, TN that likes to call their style Nautical rock n’ roll. They combines the influences of rock legends like The Beatles, Dick Dale and The Beach Boys with the hard-hitting sounds of modern alt rock bands like Nirvana, Muse, and Thrice to craft songs distinguished by their addictive melodies, unconventional riffs, and haunting vocals. At the forefront is the singer-songwriter and guitarist, Russ T. Shipp (literally his birth name), followed by Jake Adams on bass, and AJ Newton on drums.

Russ cites The Beatles as his biggest influence for their emphasis on peculiar, catchy, riffs and melodies. “Though we’re noticeably darker and more aggressive than The Beatles,” Russ T. explains, “Their form of songwriting resonates with the largest number of human beings, and we try to tap into that same magic. Bands like Nirvana and Muse did the same thing, but we’re taking it in an even more philosophical direction, while still having fun by incorporating the nautical theme.”

Rusty Shipp are on Twitter @rustyshipp and on FB at facebook.com/rustyshippband