Gum Takes Tooth: Pre-order 'Silent Cenotaph' (out 6th June) now and get another album free!
Posted 21 Apr 2011
Gum Takes Tooth are getting set to release their debut album 'Silent Cenotaph' on 6th June through Tigertrap Records, so we've set up a nice little 2-for-1 deal on all pre-orders through our shop.

Gum Takes Tooth, a thunderous rampage of noise tempered with an aptitude for precise rhythms and splintered melody, is a single-headed beast with two bodies: a duo of Thomas Fuglesang on live acoustic drums, physically wired into home grown electronic instruments and bare circuit boards, tweaked, molded and mangled in real-time by Jussi Brightmore.

The group decisively bring together their wildly varied influences of out-there noise, metal, primeval rhythms, spacious psyche, pan-ethnic oddities, primal punk, acid house and vintage electronics on their debut album, 'Silent Cenotaph'. Tracklisting here:

1. Young Mustard
2. Strychnine Motive
3. The Earth's Mantle Colonised
4. Nomad/Monad
5. Peace in Your Middle Yeast
6. Tannkjøtt
7. Rise From the Peat and Walk
8. Hermaphrodite and Nourishment

The dynamic duo also have some tourdates in the works. Here's where they'll be and when:

30th Apr – Servants Jazz Quarters, London, UK
3rd May – DNA, Brussels, BELGIUM
5th May – Alhambra, Oldenburg, GERMANY
6th May – Claws of Saurtopia Festival, Leipzig, GERMANY
7th May – Raum 20, Berlin, GERMANY
8th May – Temporary Arts Centre, Eindhoven, NL
10th May – Kinky Star, Gent, BELGIUM
11th May – Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL
14th May – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton, UK 21st May – TBC, Norwich, UK 19th-26th Aug – Supernormal Festival, Oxfordshire, UK


Gum Takes Tooth: Second album Mirrors Fold and second single White Fear out now!
posted 14 Oct 2014


Gum Takes Tooth's mighty second album, Mirrors Fold is out NOW. Issued on splatter coloured vinyl, CD and digitally, the album sees the forward-thinking duo delve deep into pan-ethnic drum rhythms, vibrant electronic sound shapes and whispering psychedelia.

It follows their acclaimed debut album Silent Cenotaph and new single White Fear, the second release from Mirrors Fold.
With the new record comes a refinement of the band's sound and depth of production detail. It is a sonic leap forward from the out and out metal-flavoured barrage of Silent Cenotaph into more controlled and deeper, denser rhythmic soundscapes and fully-formed song structures.

White Fear finds the band at their most succinct and immediate, a psychedelic fizz and whirr of electronic hooks, warped vocals and sinewy drums.

Both are available to purchase from our store HERE


Watch the interdimensional new video for White Fear below:


Love for Mirrors Fold:

“Striking a pleasing amalgamation between gut-screech noise, acid-bleed walls of gloopy psych and transfixing (almost tribal) rhythmic propulsions is no easy feat but Gum Takes Tooth have created such a potent concoction of these elements on Mirrors Fold that it almost feels coldly scientific.” - 9/10 Loud And Quiet album of the week

“A totally twisted genius... deftly shaped into something at once warped and weird, wild and experimental, but also totally hypnotic, and melodic, strangely lovely and in its own way, extremely catchy. A new favorite for sure. And a total shoe-in not just for Record Of The Week, but for our year end best of's too” - Aquarius Records

"A record that feels like Apocalypse Now set in Laser Quest... a battle worth fighting" - NME

“Superior, effective listening” - The Quietus

"An hour of the most pleasurable pain" - London in Stereo


Gum Takes Tooth: 'Mirrors Fold' now available for pre-order
posted 12 Aug 2014


Good news! You can now pre-order Gum Takes Tooth 'Mirrors Fold' from our online store.
Get the limited edition splatter-coloured vinyl LP or digipack CD versions and you'll receive the MP3s immediately on the day of release (Monday 6th October).
Pre-order the digital version from iTunes and you'll get two of the tracks, 'This Perfect Surface' and 'Bone Weapon', IMMEDIATELY! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mirrors-fold/id905414771

Gum Takes Tooth ON TOUR:

Sun 31st Aug @ Raw Power Weekender, Tufnell Park, London
Sat 27th Sept @ The Shacklewell Arms, London - MIRRORS FOLD album launch
Thu 30th Oct @ Soy Festival, Nantes, France
Fri 31st Oct @ Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Wed 5th Nov @ Musiques Volantes Festival, Metz, France


Untitled Musical Project: return in November for first shows in four years
posted 02 Aug 2013

Birmingham's snarling indie-punk trio Untitled Musical Project were briefly the toast of the music press and feverish blog posts upon the release of their self-titled mini-album in 2007. That's until they crashed and burned, with only a handful of recordings and a series of caustic, fearsome live shows to remember them by. With past enmities finally laid to rest (and despite an unfathomable lack of big money reformation offers), Untitled are back in action for two shows in November.

SAT 16TH NOV @ BUFFALO BAR, LONDON (Tickets)
SAT 23RD NOV @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE, BIRMINGHAM (Tickets)

Like them on their new Facebook page here.


Scanners: 'Love Is Symmetry' Remix Competition
posted 27 Jun 2013

Scanners are running a remix competition in conjunction with Earmilk and Wavo. The contest winners will be included in the remix compilation for 'Love Is Symmetry' which will also include remixes by current Dim Mak artists. For more information about the contest, the deadline, the judges, and the prize system, follow the link below. Do feel free to submit more than one remix and really show us what you’re working with!

GET MIXING


Scanners: new album 'Love Is Symmetry' set for release on the 10th of June
posted 21 May 2013

Love Is Symmetry is the third album from London quintet Scanners and their best yet, opening with the dark percussion of the title track, a song that lures you in with its whispered vocal before exploding wide open into a huge Vangelis- like chorus. Tracks such as Mexico and Charmed Life have an Arcade Fire quality, rising and falling with the energy of Sarah Daly's vocals and violin. This violin also adds richness to the epic State Of Wonder, a song about the river Lea that flows past their window in East London.

The Scanners trademark synth is also a strong presence on many of the tracks. On songs, like the impossibly named Today Is The Tomorrow That They Promised Yesterday and the squarely danceable Control, the synth takes the lead. The weird broken rhythm of When They Put Me Back Together They Forgot To Turn Me On, and the strangely joyful Cure-like My Streets Are Always In The Shade see them broaden their range, providing two album highlights.

Recorded and produced by the band, with mixes by Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Athlete), the sound is still Scanners. Yet they have moved on. Love Is Symmetry seems more urgent, the rhythms more complex, but still the love of strong melody is there on every track.

Scanners have released two albums via Dim Mak Records (Bloc Party, Atari Teenage Riot, Steve Aoki) and their songs have soundtracked many a dramatic twist on TV shows such as Shameless, Gossip Girl, Entourage and One Tree Hill. They have also shared stages with Laura Marling, Devo, Air, The Horrors, Asobi Seksu, Florence And The Machine and These New Puritans amongst many others.

The first single off the album- Control is out on the 3rd of June.

Pre-order the album HERE

The band will play an album launch show at Birthdays on the 12th of June.
Grab your tickets HERE

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Gum Takes Tooth by tigertrap
Thursday 30th October @ Soy Festival
Nantes, France
Friday 31st October @ Confort Moderne
Poitiers, France
Wednesday 5th November @ Musiques Volantes Festival at Les Trinitaines
Metz, France
Thursday 6th November @ Avenue du port 51 B 1000
20 Years Of Magasin 4
Brussels, Belgium
Friday 7th November @ Centre Culturel Libertaire (CCL)
Lille, France