Gurriers. Remember the name because they are starting to cause a stir. They’re raging, visceral and their riffs will make you punch the air.
Synthesise the raw ferocity of a (melodic) Metz with the confident rock n roll swagger of early Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and you can start to get the idea of Gurriers’ debut single, Approachable. The twin guitar intro twists the tension dial to 10 and I’m already visualising lead singer, Dan Hoff, tense and agitated. Listen to them for what they are: five friends playing as one with collective and individual freedom. It’s distorted, intoxicating and it really doesn’t have the time or inclination to fuck around.
Dan explains: “Approachable is a tongue in cheek anthem about the rising far right rhetoric all over the world.”
Thrilling, essential stuff.
Photography – Evan Cahill