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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