Grungy post-punk and ghost grunge perfect for letting anger out.
Bringing together a mix of post-punk and grunge, influenced by bands like The Cure, Soft Kill and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, GHUM’s debut EP “The Coldest Fire” received widespread acclaim, with opening track “Saturn” playlisted by BBC 6 Music and “Get Up” named Steve Lamacq’s “Single of the Week”.
After recording a critically praised BBC Introducing session at Maida Vale studios in London during their UK headline tour, GHUM released another single, “California” in 2020, alongside playing a sold out show at London’s Electrowerkz and BBC 6 Music Recommends at Camden Dingwalls.
Ghum have been working on new material during the Covid-19 pandemic, capturing the bitterness, rage and sadness encapsulated by the current state of the world.
Ghum are Laura on vocals, Jojo on guitar, Marina MJ on bass and Vicki on drums.
Q & A.
DESCRIBE YOUR BAND IN ONE SENTENCE?:
Vicki: Gothic sad punk
Laura: A cathartic release of anger
Marina MJ: Lightning flashing through the darkness
Jojo: Ghostly grunge town
The Cure, Pixies, DIIV, Warpaint and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, just to mention a few.
SHARE WITH US AN INTERESTING ANECDOTE ABOUT ONE OF YOUR SONGS.
We chose the title of our song “Saturn” because of the association with the planet Saturn in astrology, around control and constriction. We like our astrology!
IF YOU WERE TO BE AN ANIMAL, WHICH WOULD IT BE?
Marina MJ: A Koala bear
Laura: Golden Retriever
YOU ARE SENT TO MARS, NO CHECK-IN BAGGAGE, AND YOU CAN TAKE ONE RECORD – WHICH ONE?
Vicki: Station to Station by David Bowie
Laura: Surfer Rosa by Pixies
Marina MJ: Disintegration by The Cure
Jojo: Let Go by Avril Lavigne
YOUR FAVOURITE MUSIC VENUE IN THE U.K.?
There are a few we really love – particularly the Lexington, Orange Yard and the Shacklewell Arms.
WE ARE PROUDLY SUBCULTURE-INSPIRED. HOW ABOUT YOU?
We’re very influenced by music subcultures, especially grunge, goth, punk, and post-punk.