Ghum in session for John Kennedy – Radio X – July 16, 2022 – Radio X, London –
Ghum to start the week. A session from London Post-Punk conglomerate Ghum, in session for John Kennedy at Radio X on July 16th of this year.
According to Last.FM:
Ghum are an atmospheric dark pop four-piece based in London, UK. Fusing together post-punk and goth, with a hint of grunge, the band draw inspiration from love, loss and inner demons.
After pursuing musical projects in Brazil, Spain, Brighton and the London DIY scene, Marina MJ, Laura Guerrero Lora, Jojo Khor and Vicki Butler were brought together by a mutual love of The Cure, Warpaint and PJ Harvey after Marina posted an online ad on Gumtree looking to start a band.
After playing their first show in 2016, Ghum have since built up an impressive live reputation; supporting bands such as Dream Wife, L.A. Witch, The Underground Youth and more since their debut.
The band released their debut self-titled EP in 2017, which combined haunting vocals reminiscent of PJ Harvey, smokey veil of haunting new wave guitars, driving bass lines and calculative drums. Ghum’s hazy video for their track, ‘TV’, was premiered by DIY magazine earlier that year followed by shows across the UK and Europe.”
“Morphing atmospheric pop through a smokey haunting new wave guitar” – Hard of Hearing Music.
Their second ep, The Coldest Fire was released in 2019, backed with a UK tour in July 2019. The EP came to national media attention, with the band doing a BBC Introducing session and lead track “Saturn” being play listed by BBC Radio 6 Music. The band’s follow-up single “California”, released January 2020, was debuted on the Steve Lamacq show on BBC Radio 6 Music and featured on his 6 Music Recommends playlist. The song was named one of the ’20 best rock songs right now’ by The Fader.
Bands GHUM have played with include Dream Wife and L.A. Witch. After seeing them, Alice Go of Dream Wife contributed a remix of their 2018 single “I’m the Storm”.
On 29 March 2022 the band announced their debut album Bitter, and was released on 17 June 2022.
Crank it up and have a listen.
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