I figured I would stop regurgitating exactly what was on HI54LOFI.COM and start using this tumblr as a mostly wordless representation of the things I've been listening to, watching, reading and any other verb that keeps me from doing the things I should be doing.

Gorgeous Bully - ‘Bear in Chains’

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In Fuzzbook’s (largely irrelevant) opinion there are few bands out there that have the potential to make big soon as Gorgeous Bully. 

The now-Manchester based fuzzsters have moved out of the home studio with new track ‘Bear In Chains’ showcasing a heavier sound, nodding their cap to early BRMC. It’s a true delight. Fuzz-fingers are crossed that Gorgeous Bully will heading down south for a live show soon. 

Download ‘Bear in Chains’ now from SOUNDCLOUD or previous EPs from BANDCAMP

I completely agree with everything Fuzzbook said above. Gorgeous Bully filled my headphones for most of last year, and it’s looking like they’ll do the same this year.

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For the sake of formatting, if you’d be interested in checking out ‘My 5 Favourite EPs Of 2012' list you'll need to pop over to HI54LOFI.COM (and then you can read a bit and listen to a track from each… and then hopefully you’ll agree with me and pick up whichever ones you don’t already have).
5 Favourite Albums tomorrow and then I promise to not make too many more lists.
Oh yes… happy new year as well.

For the sake of formatting, if you’d be interested in checking out ‘My 5 Favourite EPs Of 2012' list you'll need to pop over to HI54LOFI.COM (and then you can read a bit and listen to a track from each… and then hopefully you’ll agree with me and pick up whichever ones you don’t already have).

5 Favourite Albums tomorrow and then I promise to not make too many more lists.

Oh yes… happy new year as well.

Plymouth’s Gorgeous Bully recently put out a new ‘pay what you want’ EP with a very English name, “You Can’t Fight The Sickness With Tea & Biscuits" (which makes sense, seeing as how they are English).

It comes out right on the heels of the brilliant “The Young Obesese”, which was released by Art Is Hard Records in a clever (and now sold out) cigarette cassette case. That EP had me at ‘cigarette cassette case’ and with the lead off track ‘Never Cry’, but it was the bonus tracks that cemented Gorgeous Bully in my ‘walking around town’ phone playlist. In particular, one of my favourite tracks I’ve heard in awhile, “I’ll Come Home (Grass Is Grown)”, which I recently put on both a Mixcloud mix tape and an 8tracks mix tape (which is a tell-tale sign that I’ve more or less been listening to it everyday for over a month and have not grown the slightest bit tired of it).

Their new EP features some more great tracks that will definitely be getting heavy rotation on my headphones. The track in this post being one of them (the other standout being “Twenty Fucking Four”, but I’m enjoying the whole thing). It’s not a ‘quiet’ album in the general understanding of the word ‘quiet’, but it definitely comes across quieter than the previous EP. By that, I mean, “Young Obese” had songs where the drums or vocals would really jump out and have you reaching for the volume button every now and again, while “Tea & Biscuits” seems to have a steady volume set to all its parts.

So, put the volume up an extra notch or two, and then kick back and enjoy these 6 fuzzy gems. And then check out all their past releases, as they’re well worth stocking up on.

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First of all, I must say that I am a bit envious that I didn’t think of the brilliant physical packaging that Art Is Hard has created for their upcoming Gorgeous Bully release. I’m sure I never would have come up with it on my own, but now that I’ve seen their cigarette box cassette tape, all I think about is how every cassette tape should come in one (or at least, it’s all I think about when I’m outside having a smoke and thinking about how our Gobloots mix tape should come out on cassette). Damn them and their creativity.

cigarette cassette

Second of all, the music within that smoke box is really great. This was my first taste of Gorgeous Bully and it tastes really good. In fact, it was my enjoyment of 'Never Cry' over on Soundcloud that led me on a path to discover the brilliant packaging, and not the other way around. So once I saw the two combined, I was sold. And placed my order. Now I need to find a cassette machine. I suggest you do the same.