Grandaddy have performed their first new songs for ten years at a hometown show in California.
The band’s last album was ‘Just Like The Fambly Cat’ in 2006. But, at a gig in the suburb of Modesto, the band performed new songs ‘Way We Won’t’ and ‘Check Injun’.
Having split in 2007, the band reformed briefly for a tour in 2012. At the time, singer Jason Lytle said: “I love the idea of making another Grandaddy record, but I wouldn’t want it hanging over my head.”
In 2015, Lytle confirmed the band were working on a new album. The show at the 150-capacity Prospect Theater was billed as “For friends and family”. It was their first concert for four years, and since work began on the new album.
The gig was ahead of Grandaddy’s official return next month, when they headline End Of The Road festival. Fan-shot footage of ‘Way They Won’t’ has emerged, though none is as yet available of ‘Check Injun’.
As well as the two new songs played live, Lytle has teased a clip of the new album via Instagram.
Grandaddy released four albums in their first incarnation from 1997 to 2006, with second album ‘The Sophtware Slump’ in 1999 receiving particular critical acclaim.