by / May 14th, 2014 /

Face of the Week: Building Pictures

A native of the Derry village of Castledawson, John Gribbin (aka Building Pictures) found his musical voice following a relocation to Brooklyn in 2009. Taking his band name with him and originally a solo, DIY artist, experience playing at venues across the city – followed by nationwide touring – helped develop a sound that takes in many cues from his adopted home. The likes of Wilco, Ryan Adams and Bright Eyes all bring their influence to bear on debut album West Orchard, although there’s still a heavy hint of Gribbin’s roots in his bittersweet folk – if not his undying love for Metallica.