The Argent Grub

The ArgentGrub

About The Argent Grub

Moulded by Post-punk, New Wave, and Two-tone, matured through Grunge, guided by John Peel, and mellowed with age, The Argent Grub creates music that at one turn is left-field singer songwriter, at the next is Post-rock, and the next is ambient and experimental.

Inspired by DIY culture and the belief that we are stronger if we work together, the creative process embraces the free culture movement.

Free and open source software is at the heart of the production process, and all music and video are licenced for reuse.

The Argent Grub is based in Juliusstrasse Studios in Bradford, UK.

Listen on Bandcamp.

Watch on YouTube.

Sustainability

You can’t dance on a dead planet. The Argent Grub is not yet Net Zero, but:

No Merch

You don’t need a new T-shit, beany, sticker etc branded with The Argent Grub.

No Physical Music Products

I love records, cds etc but there are already plenty on the planet.
The Argent Grub’s music is only available digitally.

Power

  • Studio electricity is provided by green energy supplier Good Energy.
  • Gas heating is from the same supplier and is offset

Equipment

  • No new equipment since I can’t remember when.
  • ‘New’ equipment in the set up is generally sourced from used/second hand, and sometimes sourced as ‘broken’.
  • Repairs are fun. Stomp boxes, effects units, leads, etc - repair is favoured over replace.

Room for improvement

  • Distribution is via the web using large corporate services such as Bandcamp, YouTube (and therefore not Net Zero).
  • Social media uses large multinational companies.
  • Consumable equipment (strings mainly, some batteries) still used.
  • Live: Currenlty investigating ways to take the music to a live audience in a low-impact way.

Thanks

All the software, plugins, and content that are used, and the people who helped, in the creation of The Argent Grub’s output are listed with the tracks on Bandcamp.

Sometimes loud · Sometimes quiet · Sometimes loud