"OOur songs are at all times about relationships and emotions in the direction of individuals, "says Laura Guerrero Lora, frontwoman of the post-punk quartet Ghum. "Particularly the worst." The remedy is at all times inside attain with regards to Ghum, whose lyrics dissect love with evil precision.
The band's greatest songs are powered by rousing basslines and thrilling guitars. punk, however with the stately grace of Goth-pop. Guerrero Lora has the flexibility to sing in each register, from whispering to screaming, just like the early PJ Harvey - typically anxious, at all times uncooked. Usually, Ghum's tracks dissolve as an alternative of ending, as if the band's angle is only a masks.
They have been based in 2017 on Gumtree (therefore the title), with Guerrero Lora along with the Brazilian bassist Marina MJ and the Londoners Jojo Khor (guitar) and Vicki Butler (drums) appeared for months within the East London Pub The Outdated Blue Final in the beginning of the beer Reside taking part in and publishing music, together with this 12 months's punchy singles Get Up and Saturn.
The lengthy shadow of the Pleasure Division might cling over them (together with colleagues like Drahla, Actors and Savages), however originality might be overrated. What issues is what you do along with your influences, and the depth of Ghum produces catharsis.