Gurr present a dynamic new video for 1985

Gurr present a dynamic new video for 1985

Gurr Release Video for ‘#1985’

Gurr ‘#1985

 

‘The Mo Tucker drumming, down-strummed guitars and just-about-there harmonies of #1985 sound like bottled joy’ The Guardian

– THE HOTLY TIPPED DUO RELEASED THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘IN MY HEAD’ VIA DUCHESS BOX RECORDS IN OCTOBER

– SEE BELOW FOR FULL EUROPEAN LIVE DATES INCLUDING DEBUT SLOTS AT SXSW & THE GREAT ESCAPE

 

When two best friends start a band, songs get filled with inside jokes. Released last October, Gurr’s debut full-length ‘In My Head’ took the listener on a journey of Andreya Casablanca and Laura Lee’s friendship, their life, and a step further into their own world.


 

‘#1985 is supposed to be the ‘Sex Beat song on the album. Laura was listening to Gun Club a lot when we recorded the album so that influenced the bass and drum recordings. The song is inspired by a lot of the characters we see in Berlin’s nightlife, people who live in this fantasy Rock’n’Roll world and use a lot of ridiculous hashtags. The video stars our good friend and artist Andi. He’s a great artist who studies at UdK Berlin who developed this fun instagram and snapchat persona where he pretends to be someone he’s not. We feel like right now, as an artist or musician, your image on social media is almost as important as your actual work. So the video is really about this struggle – and making fun of our obsession with social media as well.” Andreya Casablanca (Gurr)


 

Having met in an American Studies class in Berlin, and after spending time in the US together, the US West coast sound was an obvious influence on their music, but Andreya and Laura draw from a wide set of pop culture references and personal experiences for their debut album. They call their sound First Wave Gurrlcore, and with a slight and acknowledging nod to riot girl culture, they pair straightforward garage rock tunes with more psychedelic and wave elements. “We didn’t start making music because of Kathleen Hanna,” explains singer Andreya Casablanca. “Musically we were more influenced by bands like Echo & the Bunnymen, the B52s or classics like the Ramones and Beatles.”


 

LIVE DATES

20th Feb – Lido, Berlin, Germany

22nd Feb – Postgarage, Graz, Austria

23rd Feb – Rhiz, Vienna, Austria

24th Feb – Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria

25th Feb – Kapu, Linz, Austria


 

SXSW

13th March 6:00pm – The Backyard at  the Sheraton Hotel

13th March from 12:10 AM – Barracuda Backyard

15th March from TBA – Esther’s Follies

7th March – special show To be Announced*


 

European Dates

28th March – Boston Music Room, London, UK

29th March – Guilvers, Manchester; UK

30th March – The Louisana, Bristol; UK

7th April – Motel Mozaique Festival, Netherlands

8th April – Zwolle, Heldon, Netherlands


 

The Great Escape

18th May at The Great Escape, Brighton UK

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