Gum Takes Tooth have released the second track and video for “Borrowed Lines” from their forthcoming debut album for Rocket Recordings, Arrow. The band play their show on January 24th in Leicester, UK.
The b-side of this single is a rework of Italian astral-voyaging collective Lay Llamas. Led by Nicola Giunta, this is an Afrofuzz Cosmic Funk Rework – a travelogue powered by a pan-global fascination with rhythmic hypnosis and an unquenchable experimental mindset. Centring around an addictive percussive groove, the track climaxes with a heavily overdriven fuzzed organ creating a psychedelic mantra in the vein of some of the early 1970s Ethiopiques releases.
Gum Takes Tooth on “Borrowed Lines”:
“It concerns the small change victories and comforts our culture portions out to us to placate us and prevent action towards change – the lie of self-empowerment and paranoia is the ‘weapon offered as a gift’. An it ends with a call to arms to look inward to find the weapon to overcome this”.
Gum Takes Tooth (London duo Jussi Brightmore and Tom Fug) have a unique approach: manipulated drum-triggered electronics achieve a dynamic, rhythmically driven and unclassifiable fury that flirts with both speaker-ripping psych-rock pyrotechnics and synapse-shredding acid house – delivered without any of the trappings or clichés of either.
Gum Takes Tooth are mavericks to the last, perpetual square-pegs and a band intent on forging onward to break all or any paradigms before them, creating a collection of kinetic anthems to battle everyday oppression – a work of machine-driven mania with a very human heart on its sleeve.
GUM TAKES TOOTH LIVE
24 Jan – Leicester, The SoundHouse
25 Jan, London, Electrowerkz – with Nik Void, Sex Swing, Michael and Coldnose
1 Feb – Ramsgate, Ramsgate Music Hall
2 Feb – Sheffield, Audacious Space
14 Feb – Dublin, Drop Dead Twice
15 Feb – Cork, The Roundy
16 Feb – Manchester, Star & Garter
5 March – Paris, Badaboum
7 March – Lille, L’Aerone
GUM TAKES TOOTH
THE ARROW (LAUNCH135)
Cold Chrome Hearts
No Walls, No Air
Dream Circle – Cloud Cycle
A Still Earth
House Built of Fir