Gum Takes Tooth – Arrow – album review


Gum Takes Tooth – Arrow

Rocket Recordings

LP / CD / DL

Out Now

Fighting Boredom watched Gum Takes Tooth perform at last years Supersonic Festival, they were great. The London based duo describe themselves as ‘a unique unclassifiable fury that flirts with both speaker-ripping psych-rock pyrotechnics and synapse-shredding acid house’. Read what we thought about their new album below.

The air’s vibrating, it’s the volume you need to have to experience this album to it’s full potential. The glass in the windows is shaking and there is dust floating down from the lampshades. It’s giving me a feeling of dislocation and tripping out. The record does not fit into any categories, it’s apart, out on the edge and making you try and catch your breath. It’s not fast, not overpowering, it just takes over and makes your brain concentrate on the music and sound coming from the speakers.

There are electronics. trippy and weird vocals, oddly synced moments and spiraling psychedelia. There is a feeling of being lost in a huge dense wood. Lost alone and unable to concentrate on what you should. There’s moments when you feel like you’re falling from above the clouds and then massive electronic wasps buzzing in your brain. It’s a mad dash across the edges of noise and will totally absorb you while you are inside.

So lie back, switch it on and tune in to Gum Takes Tooth, Fighting Boredom will see you on the other side.


Gum Takes Tooth’s website is, they are on Facebook, have a Bandcamp page and Tweet as @GumTakesTooth.

All words by Adrian Bloxham.

Adrian Bloxham

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