This two-female band from Berlin is a lot of fun to listen to. Andreya Casablanca and Laura Lee Jenkins create a very dynamic pop punk rock where influences from Sleater-Kinney, Throwing Muses and The Breeders can be felt here and there. Every song on their first album is very alive, punchy and still very melodic.

“In My Head” is the kind of album that regroups a bunch of cool, short and fun songs that can easily be thrown into a mix, in a bar, or in a venue before a show starts, to get things heated up . Free ends up with a quasi-punk feel that The Ramones would have been proud of. The 11 songs on this album add up to 29 minutes of music. This gives you an idea how short (and sweet) Gurr songs are.

 

On Moby Dick, Jenkins leaves the drums and the two electric guitarists follow an early Cure inspired pattern. On the next song, Walnuss, it’s another style of Cure guitar that we can recognize while the drummer keeps an offbeat rhythm. Klartraum is the punkiest of all 11 tracks, somehow soften by the female back vocals.

One can only imagine these two girls get even more energy out of their live performances, as the studio seems to somehow restrain them into a square format. There is a bit of pressure in here that, I’m sure, bursts out on stage! Check here for full concert schedule. They have planned dates in Germany, Switzerland, France and the UK in November and December.

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On stage, Florian from the band Snøffeltøffs takes bass duties so the Andreya, the brunette guitarist and Laura, the blonde drummer (which also can play guitar) have more power.

“In My Head” is the first full album by Gurr. It came out on October 14th. They had released singles on their bandcamp page since 2012.

Keep an eye out for Gurr!

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GURR
In My Head
(Duchess Box Records, 2016)

-Genre: fun punk rock
-In the same style as Sleater-Kinney, The Breeders, Courtney Barnett, Throwing Muses with The Cure guitar licks.

Buy the album on the band’s BandCamp page
Follow the band via their Facebook page
Listen to videos on the band’s YouTube channel

 

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Nicolas Pelletier

Mélomane invétéré et rédacteur agréé, Nicolas pratique la critique en mode olympique: il parle de tout, tout le temps, depuis 1991. Il a publié 6 000 critiques de disques et concerts dont 1100 chez emoragei magazine et 600 sur enMusique.ca, dont il a également été le rédacteur-en-chef de 2009 à 2014. Il publie “Les perles rares et grands crus de la musique” en 2013, et devient stratège numérique des radios de Bell Média en 2015, participant au lancement de la marque iHeartRadio au Canada en 2016.