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Gurr Release New Video For ‘Ode To Oatmeal’

When two best friends start a band, songs get filled with inside jokes. Released last October, Gurr’s debut full-length In My Head took the listener on a journey of Andreya Casablanca and Laura Lee's friendship, their life, and a step further into their own world. After a hugely successful SXSW and a sell-out headline tour of their own, the pair are back with a new video to celebrate a limited edition Record Store Day release of the debut EP Furry Dream.

Laura Lee says “Andreya wrote the song when she came back from her study year abroad in the USA and didn't have a job. Running low on money at the end of the month, she could only eat oatmeal and wrote the song about it. We shot the video in our university in Potsdam and asked all our friends to come and throw oats at us. What you can't see in the video is that there were 5 people on ladders around us, throwing oats out of buckets. It looked hilarious and was a complete mess to clean up”.

Having met in an American Studies class in Berlin, and after spending time in the US together, the US West coast sound was an obvious influence on their music, but Andreya and Laura draw from a wide set of pop culture references and personal experiences for their debut album. They call their sound First Wave Gurrlcore, and with a slight and acknowledging nod to riot girl culture, they pair straightforward garage rock tunes with more psychedelic and wave elements. "We didn't start making music because of Kathleen Hanna," explains singer Andreya Casablanca. "Musically we were more influenced by bands like Echo & the Bunnymen, the B52s or classics like the Ramones and Beatles.”

Live Dates

26.04.2017 Sheffield – Picture House Social, UK

28.04.2017 Newcastle – Hit The North Festival, UK

29.04.2017 Leeds – Live at Leeds, UK

30.04.2017 Glasgow – Stag & Dagger, UK

02.05.2017 Cambridge – Portland Arms, UK

03.05.2017 Norwich – The Waterfront Studio, UK

04.05.2017 St. Albans – The Horn, UK

05.05.2017 Bedford – Esquires, UK

06.05.2017 Oxford – The Cellar, UK

08.05.2017 Guildford – The Boilerroom, UK

09.05.2017 Plymouth – The Underground, UK

11.05.2017 Birmingham – Mama Roux, UK

12.05.2017 Leicester – The Cookie, UK

13.05.2017 Hull – The Adelphi, UK

15.05.2017 York – The Crescent, UK

16.05.2017 Southampton – The Joiners, UK

18.05.2017 Brighton – The Great Escape, UK

23.05.2017 Reading – The Purple Turtle, UK

25.05.2017 Bournemouth – Sixty Million Postcards, UK

30.05.2017 London – The Shacklewell Arms, UK



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