4 Mar 2019
Get into This put Gum Takes Tooth in their 'Albums of the Month'
Gum Takes Tooth: Arrow
Gum Takes Tooth are at times reminiscent of bands like Liars, Oneida, Fuck Buttons or Holy Fuck (yes there’s a fair few fucks there). With each song they traverse a pop/indie soundscape with anthemic, pleasing chops.
Passing the opening track we are headfirst into a collapsing star of a song, the titular The Arrow slowly developing into a raver of a track. Moving through each song we get a better feel of what this band wants to achieve. Developing the each strand of sound into a hedonistic troupe, unapologetic about the enjoyment it plays.
It’s downward spiral into further depths of joy, skipping into trance state electronica. We push through into ever more pleasures, cascading into one track to another, each delivering the listen further into a hypnotic state.
Slowing down through some classic style early industrial landscapes and falling into tribal beats. This album is a classic in the making.
In this album Gum Takes Tooth have encompassed what great indie albums can achieve; stealing the instruments of the pop ethic and twisting into realms that only a few other bands have been able to follow.
If you’re a fan of bands like those mentioned above then you’ll love this band. Here’s hoping we can see them live very soon. – Guy Nolan
Read the whole piece here: GIT