Miss Grit was born in an NYU dorm room in January 2018. While her
friends were celebrating winter break with their families, frontwoman,
Margaret Sohn, was behind locked doors, screaming into a mic through her
guitar pedal board and out her amplifier. Back in her home state of
Michigan, Margaret has recorded cello accompaniment for her mentor,
Flint Eastwood, and worked as an assistant on My Brightest
Diamond's upcoming album. When she isn't taking electrical engineering
and computer science classes at NYU, Margaret, builds guitar pedals,
designs voice-activated light displays, does post-production for
film, and works as a studio technician in New York. Margaret, who has
played guitar for fifteen years, has been featured in several bands,
including the band in which she met her soon to be
mixer / engineer / co-producer / friend Charles Mueller, Lakewhales.
Margaret's biggest inspirations are her favorite artists, St. Vincent and Nels Cline.
'Talk Talk' began in an empty dorm. It was written over the course of a lonely January by Miss Grit frontwoman, Margaret Sohn. After her demos were recorded, Margaret approached her former bandmate, Charles Mueller, about working on this EP with her. Charles took on the roll of co-producer, engineer, and mixer for this EP. The rest of the year involved ironing out and developing the demos, recording bass (Zoltán Sindhu) and drums (Greg Tock) at Virtue and Vice (a studio where Margaret previously worked as an intern), and a two-month hiatus while Margaret studied in Shanghai. She finally finished recording everything else for the EP in Charles' home studio with his cat Anton.
'Talk Talk' isn't necessarily a breakup album, but an album about Margaret being lost when it comes to relationships and love. It takes on social anxiety and the unrealistic views of love that society and movies ingrain into girls' minds. On a more personal note, it's also about Margaret's struggle with "all or nothing" emotions when it comes to relationships, and the desire to dry up those feelings into something less extreme and intense. With inspirations from LCD Soundsystem's satisfying synths and St.Vincent's brutal guitars, Miss Grit has come up with an innocently deceiving sound that is 'Talk Talk'.
11 Mar, 2019
The Dot To Dot festival takes place at various venues in Manchester, Bristol & Nottingham from 24th-26th May. It features Primary Talent International artists:
...The Night Café