“Reverb-drenched guitars...eyeball-popping, psych-flecked punk” – DIY
Emerging at the forefront of the city’s raucous punk scene, GURU continues to solidify their growing status with the arrival of exhilarating double-A side Don’t Talk / LTD.
Having exploded onto the scene in late 2018 with gripping debut effort Consumer Helpline, the rising four-piece have wasted little time making a name for themselves, ripping up stages throughout the UK on a sold-out tour alongside Lady Bird and brewing a fierce reputation for their chaotic live show and charismatic performance.
Evoking heady comparisons to indie figureheads Shame and Fat White Family, the punk quartet’s latest material is a thrilling insight into the world of GURU with potent lyricism, crunching riffage and bold, visceral approach demonstrating their electrifying potential and firmly justifying the hype.
Speaking ahead of their forthcoming release, frontman Tommy Cherrill explained: “Don’t Talk is about learning. Learning from situations, learning from others, learning not to be like others and subsequently not making the same mistakes as those people have. It’s a cry of frustration I wish I could have made quite some time ago but didn’t have the words to. Though I’m still not entirely happy with the words I have now, you gotta walk before you can run, right?”