C & C ARTIST
22“ x 14" Maple Gum Ribbon Bass Drum
14” × 6.5" Maple Gum Ribbon Snare Drum
13” × 8" Coke Bottle Green Acrylic Rack Tom
16” × 15" Coke Bottle Green Acrylic Floor Tom
I played as a drummer in a handful of bands since I was 12 years old. When I was 21 I met Jesse Keeler and we started playing together in his hardcore band, “Femme Fatale”. At first, we had two drummers on stage. It was complete drum annihilation. After a couple of years, Jesse and I started writing together as Death From Above 1979 where I played drums and sang lead vocals. In late 2005, the band broke up and I started performing and eventually recording under my own name as a solo artist. In 2008 I put out my first solo LP titled “Sebastien Grainger And The Mountains”. It was a rock-centric record, where I played most of the instruments emulating a live band. I toured as lead guitar and vocals with bassist Nick Sewell, guitarist Andrew Scott, and drummer Leon Taheny; all, also, contributed to the recording. After touring in support of the record for a couple of years, it was time to make some new music and I started to take everything in a new direction. It was around this same time that Jesse and I started talking about playing as Death From Above 1979, again. In 2011 we reunited and toured around the world. By 2013, I released a second solo record, the more pop/synth leaning, “Yours To Discover”. I completed this record while in Los Angeles recording Death From Above 1979’s follow up LP, “The Physical World”.
On C & C:
“The first time I played a C&C kit was in preparation for Death From Above 1979’s reunion shows in 2011. I borrowed the blue acrylic kit from Dave Hamelin (formerly of The Stills, currently of Eight And A Half). I used his kit for rehearsals and for the first few shows and fell in love. It wasn’t long before I called up Jacob and had him make my own acrylic kit in Coke-Bottle green. This kit slayed. It sounded huge, played incredibly, and looked so beautiful, the intersection of style and substance.”