Gum Takes Tooth
Gum Takes Tooth
Entry Requirements: All Ages
Gum Takes Tooth are:
Endlessly innovative yet fundamentally primal mesmerism springing from an unclassifiable maze-source where barely identifiable fragments of accelerated temporality event-horizon sound system culture and tearing psych-rock riffology tumble totally free from their identifying signifiers, only discernible through the solar flares of raw energy by their powerful physical kinesis and consciousness folding volatility.
In other words, they're pretty damn good. An essential live experience.
“The London duo offer a powerful blend of mysticism and psychedelia to produce a feast for the senses which sees the remaining bodies moving contentedly to the powerful forces at work. As live music events go, they don’t get much better than this” - Backseaft Mafia
A consistently blistering live outfit, the duo of Jussi Brightmore and drummer Tom Fug crated Gum Takes Tooth in 2009 and quickly established a unique approach whereby drum-triggered electronics are manipulated to achieve a dynamic, rhythmically driven and flagrantly unclassifiable fury that has flirted with both speaker-ripping psych-rock pyrotechnics and synapse-shredding acid house deliverance whilst stubbornly avoiding any of the trappings or cliches of either.
Forging their own distinct geometric trajectory through two albums in 2011’s ‘Silent Cenotaph’ and 2014’s ‘Mirrors Fold’, their polyrhythmic sleight-of-hand proved itself as much a strength as their unique take on vocal processing. Thus, the band mapped out a landscape in which the influences of Coil, Warp Records, The Knife and Lightning Bolt were alchemically transformed into an innovative and pulverising onslaught.
Gum Takes Tooth have created a collection of kinetic anthems to battle everyday oppression for their forthcoming album, ‘Arrow’; a searing and visceral work of machine-driven mania suffused by melancholy and elegiac atmosphere with its very human heart on its sleeve.
“Forge an impressive tumult through linking up their hyper-kinetic drums to home-made technology, resulting in the entirely unhinged and brilliant sounds. Superior, effective listening" - The Quietus
“Heavy as a grunting triceratops” - Echoes and Dust
“This is an hour of the most pleasurable pain, winding up sounding like true one-offs” - London in Stereo