Scottish band Gutterblood have released their incendiary new EP, Hard Gandhi. Guests include Tom McFadyen and Bonnie Prince Bob.
On Gutterblood's brilliant new EP, Hard Gandhi, the titular character confronts the echoes of his addicted past against the backdrop of newfound sobriety. Neither realm offers perfection or completeness, failing to provide the clarity and consciousness he fervently seeks. While he projects an unyielding exterior, inwardly, he remains detached from the world, teetering on the edge with just one drink separating him from the abyss.
The topically relevant EP aspires to shed light on our individual mental health issues, urging everyone to be vigilant for their friends and family during the most challenging times we have found ourselves in in recent years.
Born in 2019, Gutterblood, a band hailing from Peebles and Leith in Scotland, merges blues, indie, doom, punk, politics, and prog. Recorded at 16OHM studios in Glasgow and mastered by John McBain (Monster Magnet, Queens Of The Stone Age), Hard Gandhi boasts contributions from various special guests while employing samples and groove-driven dynamics. The guests included come with varied backgrounds from acts like Oi Polloi, In Decades Decline, Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, the Process, and Sufferinfuck. Together they have created a fantastic record which is musically zealous and politically charged.
"Mixing a Sabbath-inspired heavy rock assault with emotive emo interludes, this 4-track EP channels seething anger, crafting music that echoes the politics of the gutter." - Louder Than War
"This underdog attitude, paired with a reverence for tonal Xerox Art tradition, serves as a rare and welcome middle finger to any musical or social establishment." - Metal Hammer
"Their sound evokes both Mogwai (rich, classy instrumentation) and Benefits (spoken word political monologues with a less abrasive tone)." - Just Some Punk Songs