Ampersand Music

The Guru Guru (be)

BIO

THE GURU GURU have been happily dealing in Borderline Rock. Imagine: lead vocals wearing a multicolored strait-jacket, haunted by feverish guitars and a tormented rhythm section. 

While influences are drawn from the likes of METZPere UbuDeerhoofThe Jesus Lizard, The Mars Volta & Andy Kaufman, the indie-math- psycho-noise rulebook is torn apart, resulting in erratic songs that somehow seem to develop into wriggling earworms. 

Praised for their live performances, THE GURU GURU is a must-see... With palpable, electric energy oozing from the stage, vocalist  Tom Adriaenssens balances on the verge of theatrical psychosis.

Touring  highlights  include: ArcTanGent (UK), Portals (UK), Ment (SLO), Monkey Week(ESP), Rock Herk (BE), Sziget (HU), Pukkelpop (BE) , etc... They played +- 150 domestic and international shows (France, Spain, UK, Reunion Island, Germany, Switzerland, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia) in the last 2 years. 

After releasing a promising EP, 7 inch, 10 inch (split record with fierce trio Brutus) and their debut album ‘PCHEW’, they are now ready to release their 2nd full album ‘POINT FINGERS’, produced by Wouter Vlaeminck (Raketkanon, Kapitan Korsakov, etc.), mixed by David Bottrill (King Crimson, Tool, Coheed and Cambria, etc.) and mastered by Heba Kadry (Chelsea Wolfe, Deerhunter, Lightning Bolt, etc.). 

New album out on in January 31.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

- Sziget, Budapest (Hu)
- ArcTanGent, Bristol (Uk)
- Portals Festival, London (Uk)
- Ment, Ljubljana (Si)
- Monkey Week, Seville (Es)
- Incubate, Tilburg (Nl)
- Pukkelpop, Hasselt (Be)
- Kabardock, Reunion Island (Fr)
- Rock Herk, Herk-de-Stad (Be) - EU tour 2017
- Artist in Residence in 'Het Depot', Leuven.
- ★★★★ reviews by Focus Knack, Cutting Edge, Dansende Beren ...

 

PRESS

"The Guru Guru ticked off the discoveries list for the weekend and were the name most gave when asked of their highlight across the three days." (Review ArcTanGent)

"The Guru Guru were another festival highlight, they know how to put on a show and made a whole heap of new fans in the process, those who had seen them before had clearly dragged their friends along and sang along to every song taken from their debut album Pchew!"(Review ArcTanGent)

"The Guru Guru are thundering their way through a set of high energy garage-psych surrealism. Frontman Tom appears to be wearing a t-shirt with his own face on it and he holds us in the palm of his hand throughout, jabbering and gesticulating like he’s auditioning for Jack Nicholson’s role in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest."(Review Portals Festival)

"The Guru Guru distinguish themselves from the pack by bringing a razor-sharp Mathrock influence that never feels to clinical or abstract." (Focus Knack)