guru & hake
medicine man / after space legacy
direct - band
With high energy, angsty post-punk doused in psychedelic chaos, guru have become one of the most exciting brighton bands around.
‘medicine man’ is the band’s most visceral yet, opening with eerie feedback and a menacing bass line, the song kicks into a track that oozes with the attitude and commotion that defines them as a band. although riding a slightly more psychedelic wave, hake offer an equally mesmerising performance. the track does not shy away from taking its listener into a dream-like state with its hallucinogenic guitar riffs and driving bass lines. the song concludes with a momentous climax that transports us beyond our wildest dreams! “‘medicine man’ is harsher in tone, with a chorus transition reminiscent of ‘heart shaped box’ in all the right ways. […] ‘after space legacy’ [is] a mild high club-laced track [whose] use of harmony [is particularly gripping] as vocals, guitar and bass [weave subtle, yet emotive, patterns]” – bitter sweet symphonies.