WL//WH Track Of The Day: GHUM “Get Up”

Track Of The Day

Pointed out by Glaswegian post-punkers Aufbau Principle in their interview, with whom they shared some gigs, up-and-coming London-based post-punk/’ghost’ grunge international 4-piece GHUM, comprised of Laura Guerrero Lora (Vocals), Marina MJ (Bass), Jojo Khor (Drums) and Vicki Butler (Bass), are a band on the rise in the wake of powerful and thrilling live performances throughout the UK and a sold-out double A-side cassette single last August.

Ghum has just released a new song “Get Up”, the first preview from the forthcoming new 4-track EP “The Coldest Fire” due out June 28, 2019, 12″ vinyl and digital, via London’s independent label Everything Sucks Music.

Dealing with themes of love, control, and deception, “Get Up” uncoils a menacing deep throbbing bassline that relentlessly broods and creeps through tight and urgent drums and piercing whining guitars, building an impending climax of restlessness and isolation, fuelled by dark angry scruffy detached vocals increasingly overwhelmed with anguish and sorrow, that dramatically interplay with stinging slivers of mournful guitar leads in a downward spiral of loud high emotional cries, crushing rhythms and abrasive noisy riffs surging in bristling intensity with a final cathartic release of tension, longing, and pain.

A caustic, vibrant post-punk hit, infused with gritty grunge undertones and imbued with stark energy and razor-sharp edginess yet endearingly melodic. 

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