Although the whole process has made us feel like an evil major (we’ve been sitting on this great EP since September) we’re very proud to finally announce the release of Gorgeous Bully’s first physical EP - packaged in a completely unique cigarette box format.
For any not aware of the prolific output of Gorgeous Bully aka Plymouth’s Thomas Crang, he crafts heart-on-sleeve bedroom grunge pop at a prolific rate. As well as featuring on our latest compilation back in 2011, he has also made frequent appearances on the super-spot-on music blogger collective Lostx3 and featured on TLOBF’s track of the day.
Lo-fi is a term bandied around far too often, but in ‘The Young Obese’ each minuscule of fuzz does nothing but add to the warmness of the recordings. From the opener ‘Never Cry’ to the shoegaze’esque outro of ‘Adjusting to Change’ the EP is full of tumultuous grunge pop tales of misery, heartbreak and hating your hometown.
The 5 track EP is set to be released on ltd edition cassette, packaged in a custom designed cigarette packet. The pictures really do not do it justice, it’s a complete thing of beauty in the flesh. We worked with Tom at ACDSleeve, who has previously designed some great releases for Big Scary Monsters, Holy Roar and many others. We will also chuck in some Gorgeous Bully/AIH pin badges and if you preorder now, we’ll send you the mp3’s ahead of the release date on the 20th February.
You can stream the full EP below, as well as download the opening track ‘Never Cry’, it’s a good’un!
As well as being ferociously DIY, Thom of Gorgeous Bully is also a prolific song writer and the cassette features a ‘secret’ bside filled with Gorgeous Bully demos dating back to 2009 (we’ll send you the mp3’s of these demos with your preorder too!). Limited to 50, so get your preorder in before the release date of February 20th as I doubt these will stick around long!