We’ve been hyping up the release of Gorgeous Bully‘s latest for a wee bit, and the day has finally arrived for you to give Closure a listen. While I expected the album to have some fuzzy bangers, like the opener “I’ll Be True,” I didn’t expect the softer side of things to shine quite so brilliantly. You get it on the album’s second track, “Gum,” offering up a sound that’s reminiscent of everything rad in Australia at the moment. But, while not always as upbeat, there are other soft, and even sad, numbers like “Tripping” and “Happiness.” It gives you a mix of everything that’s great about the project; you can grab it for the NYP option HERE, as well as order the vinyl LP!
Ryan and I have been fans of Gorgeous Bully for awhile now, and I know that we’ve both really been looking forward to hearing the entirety of Closure. While we’re still a few days away from its release, the band has shared this fuzzed out pop banger. The opening rift has this driving energy that sort of creates this casual head bob, matched by the pounding rhythm section. When the vocals come in, they craft this heavier dreamy vibe, washing over the entirety of the track to create more pop sensibility. Plus, you can’t ask for more from a band when they promise “I’ll be true/I’ll be kind.” Probably one of my favorite things coming out of the UK the last few years; grab your new LP HERE from Breakfast Records.
Gorgeous Bully have long been on our radar over here at ATH, and when they dropped this new single we, of course, had to get it up. I love the guitar sound that immediately jumps in; it’s heavy and foreboding, with just a hint of harmony…akin to some of the late moments when Sonic Youth took a stab at pop sensibility. The vocals stand back just a bit in the mix with a coat of distortion atop, giving a touch of grit to the song’s presentation. And as always is the case with the band, there’s no shying away from melody, ingraining the track in your head. They’ll be releasing Closure via Breakfast Records real soon!
Manchester based Gorgeous Bully has seen a ton of coverage on ATH over the years, and for obvious reasons. Somehow the group has continually pumped out hit after hit, and full albums worth of material time after time. Today the band sent over their new single entitled “Time” which can be streamed below. The song is a typical GB jam, bright, full and masterful when it comes to instrumentation. They’ve done it again.
A B-side to this single is available to stream on bandcamp.
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This new track from Gorgeous Bully comes with an explanation from Art Is Hard Records; it’s a new song that doesn’t have a home quite yet, but merely meant to hold fans, like myself, over while the silly record plants work out getting the label the new GB/Something Anorak Split 7″ finished. The tune itself is actually pretty simple, but it illustrates why the songwriting of GB has gotten to me these last few years; it reminds me of the simplistic approach that Wavves used, just happier, making you feel good about your spot in life. Rebecca of Whorish Boorish also does some nice backing vocals on the track. Some very limited copies of the 7″ are available HERE.
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Obviously I’ve had a thing for Gorgeous Bully for the last few years, so I was excited to learn they were readying a split for Art is Hard Records. I feel like this takes on a slight twist in the band’s sound, which is definitely allowed for someone who seems to write non-stop. Still, lurking beneath the foggy vocals is an ode to pop music and melody, whilst the guitars churn and the percussion crashes around. They’ll be splitting this release with Something Anorak, which comes out on a limited cherry-red 7″ on May 27th.
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While I don’t want to post the same old same old from the blogosphere, I will willingly post the same old same old from bands I love. Gorgeous Bully, in case you haven’t noticed, have been on my list of great jams for some time. This time it’s a pretty straight forward jam, lamenting the fact that our singer doesn’t have much to do…and you know, maybe that’s good because it helps write more tracks that I can’t ever seem to get enough of this work. Might not even be released anywhere other than right here…so enjoy.
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I don’t really know what it is about Gorgeous Bully, but it seems like every track they bring to the table is something I can’t put down, can’t stop playing. Here, they’ve released a new track, which is still in “demo” form, but while that comes with a certain simplicity, you can still hear the skeleton of the emotional pull. You’ve got to put together something special when you’re just offering vocals and strummed guitar. If you can, go to the band’s Soundcloud and just press play; you’ll be glad you did. I’ll keep you posted as they make more new songs…and hopefully a new LP.
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I’ve written about Manchester’s Gorgeous Bully before, but I’m back to prepare you to fall in love with the band today. I think their latest single is probably the most simplistic, yet ambitious piece, yet. It’s been really hard for me to pull myself away from this track; it’s either the gentle strumming or the backing of the vocals reaching near angelic heights. For some this will be their first experience with the band, but for others, just another reason to fall for a great act. This song appears on the forthcoming In Transit Records Transmission Vol. 1 Compilation.
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It wasn’t long ago that I was raving about the latest from Gorgeous Bully, and here I am again begging you to go back and listen to the Manchester act. This new tune went up yesterday, and it’s got a different feel than some of the latest work, though the lineage is still evident. Vocally, there’s still that drawn out touch to it, but the rest of the track almost has a psychedelic Brit-pop feel, which wouldn’t offend me in the least. Not sure exactly where this fits in the release schedule since the artwork being used is from the last album, Dumb Ideals (if you don’t have it, what are you waiting for?), but when I know, I promise to fill you in.
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