GURR – ” Moby Dick “

Posted: July 22, 2016 in MUSIC
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Gurr are the Berlin duo of Andreya Casablanca and Laura Lee, two names that to our ears sound wonderfully like character in an F.Scott Fitzgerald novel. The band are set to release their debut album, In My Head, later this year and this week have shared the latest taste in the shape of new track, Moby Dick.


Whilst we’re not quite sure what the relevance of Herman Melville’s White Whale is to the proceedings, we know a really cracking tune when we hear one, and on Moby Dick the band step away from their previous grungy experimentation into more subtle musical territory. There’s a laid-back West Coast feel to the track; drums rush by in a ceaseless twitching rhythm as the prominent melodic bass propels the whole track along, and the perfect if insubstantial guitar line adds some harmonious beauty to proceedings. The music almost seems to serve to emphasise the vocal, which holds a quiet melancholy but also a muted energy, the words tumbling out rapidly but with a sense of care and pose. Gurr has suggested the track is about having to deal with one’s own ignorance, but it sounds anything but ignorant.

In My Head is out October 14th on Duchess Box Records. Tour dates are imminent Although they’re currently all in Germany,

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