The Guru Guru

Sunday, March 23 — Botanique

The Guru Guru, active in deep express art rock since 2012, defy genre boundaries with feverish guitars, poly-rhythms, and unhinged vocals. Influenced by bands like Queens of the Stone Age and Radiohead, they break the indie-math-psycho-noise rulebook. Their third album, 'Make (Less) Babies,' out on October 27, 2023, on Hummus Records and A Tant Rêver Du Roi Records, showcases their DIY ethos, handling production from recording to mixing. Recorded live in the studio at Farrm studio, Hasselt, the album captures their energetic, organic sound, emphasising tight drums, deep bass, screaming guitars, and expressive vocals.

Thematically, 'Make (Less) Babies' delves into societal and environmental issues, exploring the destructive impact of humanity and the role of money in our planet's deterioration. Singer Tom The Bomb approached the lyrics with a socially critical lens, drawing inspiration from news and current events.

Renowned for their electrifying live performances, The Guru Guru, praised for their palpable energy, has shared stages with bands like BRUTUS and played prominent festivals across Europe. With approximately 300 shows in the last six years, they've established themselves as a must-see act.

The latest album, recorded and produced by the band in Hasselt's Farrm studio, was mixed by guitarist Emiel Van Den Abbeele. 'Make (Less) Babies' builds on their addictive deep express art rock, weaving narratives of road stories, societal critique, climate change, controversy, humour, and self-mockery. The Guru Guru remains unstoppable, pushing their creative boundaries with an unwavering belief in the impossible.