Gum at the Green Door Store - take 2
Monday, October 7, 2013 at 10:00AM
Pete in Gum, brighton

Gum were back at Brighton's Green Door Store yesterday, just over a year since I last saw them play there. They've come on a lot, helped, no doubt, by the focus and concentration of their recent European tour with Ringo Deathstarr. 



New drummer Nick adds power and invention to a more cohesive backline, with Jess's bass pushing more strongly than before. Chris and Grant's guitars swirl and storm but never wholly bury some pretty melodies.

There's more confidence and a sense of fun about the whole thing - a compelling swagger, of a suitably shoegazey sort...

I know I could be biased but they're on fine form and well worth seeking out, as a bouncing and appreciative audience last night would confirm. A new single should be out any day now and an album is on the way.

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