New HC Bands

New Hardcore Band Spotlight: Gnaw

Photo: Noah Kofoot

Band: Gnaw
From: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Their formation story:
(Zac, bass): "Prior to Gnaw starting, everyone had been pretty involved in the hardcore and DIY scene in the Twin Cities but had never been in an official band. It was all somewhat our first time figuring out how to play and write music together too.

"Madi, Justin, and Alissa had already been slowly building a band and asked me to play bass. Later on, after our first show ,we asked Maddie to play second guitar." 

Their sound in their own words:
"I’d describe Gnaw as punk-influenced hardcore."

Latest release info:
"Our newest release, On Your Mind, is a culmination of both tracks we’ve played live but never recorded and a couple new tracks that are quite different than what we’ve previously released.

"We recorded the 7-song EP with Jack Owen in September of 2023 and we're all pretty stoked on how they came out. Still fast, raw, hard hitting, and gets to the point like what a Gnaw release should be."

Future plans:
"Our immediate plan after the release is to go on a short run with Security Footage from Springfield, Missouri. Other than that, the plan is to just keep playing and writing, and hopefully release a full length sometime in the future. But that won’t be for a minute."

What other bands from their region should we check out?
"Everyone should check out Valeska Suratt, Identity Crisis, Buio Omega, and xallofgodschildrenx."


Gnaw on social media: Instagram


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