The lineup for London Desertfest 2013 continues to take shape. One of my favorite parts about going to the fest this year was being able to see British bands I wouldn’t otherwise have a chance to catch because, well, I don’t live in London. Gurt, who recently released their You Ain’t from around these Parts? EP, will be hitting theDesertfest stage next year and continuing the tradition.
One more act to look forward to — yeah, that’s right, I’ll be there after all — on an increasingly long list. Here’s the official announcement:
Gurt a Cert at Desertfest
London 4-piece Gurt join us for Desertfest 2013. Take a pinch of groovy blues straight out of the 70?s and a handful of gut wrenching sludgy filth, mix together and you get Gurt. The band began their journey in 2010 and originally comprised of Gareth on vocals, Simon/Drums, Jamie/guitar, and John/Bass. Jamie and John have since departed and been replaced by Sedulus guitarist Rich Williams and Dave Blakemore on bass.
Despite their urban UK origins, this is a band you could imagine being spawned in the Swamps of Louisanna and Gareth’s high-pitched growling and grunting combined with the band’s down-tuned, down-tempo groove make for a fine blend of southern sludge. Strong influences such as Iron Monkey, Eyehategod, Weedeater can be clearly detected throughout their early releases, ‘Volume 1?, ‘First Steps’, ‘Redwin’, a 7? split with the much missed Dopefight and November’s release of ‘You ain’t from around these parts?’
More info at the Desertfest website: http://thedesertfest.com/london
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