Psych Punk: Guru Share New Track ‘Roses’


Guru’s new single ‘Roses’ is out now via Permanent Creep Records.

Brighton based psych punks Guru have just released their latest single ‘Roses’. A tense and acerbic affair that makes excellent use of the loudQUIETloud dynamic, the track is a propulsive and unrelenting number that sees the group pummel the listener in a rather melodic manner. The track has just been released as a 7 inch single by Permanent Creep Records. It is backed by the track ‘Terminal 5’.

Frontman Tommy Cherrill on the track, “‘Roses’ is about the uphill struggle of trying to get anything done when you’re at the bottom of the pecking order, whilst simultaneously knowing you don’t want to be anything like the people at the top. It’s about playing the game even though you don’t want to, levelling with yourself that every step you take closer to success, can potentially cause you to become less like the change you want to see.

I thought this was best exemplified by the gifting of a rose, which can be seen as both a gesture of gratitude, and of buttering someone up. I guess now is a better time than ever to put this out – with leaders, landlords, employers etc all showing a remarkable lack of empathy to the everyday lives and wellbeing of those less fortunate. It shouldn’t be necessary that people in the most vulnerable of positions have to work the hardest to enact compassionate change which should come from the top.”

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