Emerging at the forefront of the city’s raucous punk scene, Brighton upstarts GURU continue to solidify their growing status with the arrival of their exhilarating new single 'ROSES'. 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 alongside Slaves, Lady Bird and Heavy Lungs, 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 a bold, visceral approach demonstrating their electrifying potential and firmly justifying the hype.
“Reverb-drenched guitars... eyeball-popping, psych-flecked punk” – DIY "GURU possess that same electrifying ‘anything could happen’ vibe that turned IDLES into a word-of-mouth phenomenon - and the early signs are promising" – Dork “Barbed post-punk to crushing psychedelic riffs” – The Line Of Best Fit
“Brutalist indie rock, worth comparing to those initial Shame cuts or even elements of the Fat Whites” – Clash “Lingering guitars and electrifying drums...a frenzied and fired up gripper” – Gigwise