Guitar tutorial + Q&A: Grenade Jumper amp up the adrenaline with new punk gem "The Power You Flaunted"

(Image credit: Billy Zammit)

If you're into big, boomy pop-punk with ultra sticky hooks and riffs that trigger an insurgence of adrenaline – say in the vein of old-school Fall Out Boy or Man Overboard classics – there's a good chance you'll fall head over heels for the Sydney-based lords in Grenade Jumper (who, fun fact, are actually named after a classic FOB tune). 

The four-piece are gearing up to launch their two-track taster What’s Left When It All Falls Down, and before its proper October 2nd release, they've treated us to a full stream of its banging A-side, "The Power You Flaunted". It's a powerful step in a new direction for Grenade Jumper, weilding some wickedly crunchy lead riffs and a dry, punkish edge that frontwoman Bianca Davino absolutely belts over with her signature vocal poignancy.

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…