Wow week 20, a pretty monumental number and it certainly feels like a landmark. Despite this, it’s a milestone tinged with sadness, there’s only a couple of weeks of our free download Pizza Club left until all that remains is a distant feeling of bloated cheesy regret.
Back to the present, this week sees one of my favourite bands (Gum), doing one of my favourite things (a cover) of a song from one of my favourite releases of 2012 (Evans the Death’s self titled LP). For those unable to follow unconventional sentences, this week we have Gum covering the closing track from the debut Evans The Death LP out earlier this year on Fortuna Pop and Slumberland - two of our favourite labels.
Unfortunately the wind was taken out of our sails a bit yesterday when someone leaked the new Gum EP on Twitter. As leaks go it was actually a pretty nice one, a link to the full EP was accidentally posted by Pains of Being Pure at Heart! If you haven’t heard Gum before, this should give you a pretty good indication of their sound, shoegaze that peddles a line somewhere between broody and uplifting.
Gum have definitely put their own stamp on the track. Where it was once a sombrely strummed ode to loneliness/kitchen sinks/alcoholism/pizza, they’ve put together something (that despite feeling a lot more frantic) still finds time to drop the tempo for the chorus and honour the wonderful melodies from the original song.
As always the track is available for free download from our Bandcamp and Soundcloud. The physical CDR Pizza in a 5” Pizza box will go on sale on the Bandcamp at the slightly earlier time of 1pm. We should also let you know that Gum’s debut EP went up for pre order yesterday and is being released by our Northern compatriots Tiny Lights Recordings - get it here.
PIZZAIH20 - HOME ALONE
Simply a cheese pizza, or is it? Lurking just under the surface is the triple down combo of tomato sauce, bbq sauce and brown sauce. Apparently according to Gum man Chris, this Pizza is best enjoyed with 6 beers for a fiver (can’t believe they’re that cheap anywhere in London) and a copy of Die Hard.
20 down, 5 to go :(