Gruvis Malt is a 6 piece band from Providence RI that founded the genre Futurock, a cross between progressive rock from the 60s and 70s and the pop sensibility and diversity of modern artists like Radiohead, The Roots, Bjork, etc.
Started in 1995. Released four albums independantly, one with a label, then more independantly. Toured the US multiple times... once as Sage Francis' support and backup band. We are currently forming and experimenting with solo/side projects and collaborations.
Atmosphere, Buck 65, Prefuse 73, Mike Doughty, Brother Ali, Common, The Roots, 13 & God, De La Soul, Ray LaMontagne, Mos Def, Sugarhill Gang, Wilco, 12 Rods, Black Moon, G Love and Special Sauce, Incubus, Maceo Parker, Custom, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Edon, 3rd Eye Blind, Save Ferris, Zox, Grand Buffet, State Radio, Luscious Jackson, Ozomatli, Joe Cocker, John Scofield, The Slip, Karl Denson, Paranoid Social Club, Awol One, Rustic Overtones, Sixtoo, DJ Vadim & One Self, The Nature Kids, Virginia Coalition...toured with: Sage Francis (as support and backup band), Facing New York, One Drop, 9 Miles, Monty, Shootyz Groove.
'the insular fusion of funk, jazz and rock that this outing contains is clearly quite talented and takes on many faces as numerous musical avenues are explored... A cavalcade of sounds flesh out the poignant instrumentation and witty songwriting, and while unexpectedly catchy, there's a recurring thread of dementia that runs through their music. It is this curious nature that gives it a puzzling, if not psychotic appeal.' - THEPRP.COM