credit: Rowan Allen

Gurr - Hot Summer

It's safe to say Gurr have had a busy year. Aside from beating off stiff opposition (The XX, Laura Marling & King Krule) to win the much coveted IMPALA European Album of the Year Award, the German duo have toured relentlessly - a sold-out headline tour and support tours with Kraftklub and Wanda in Germany and Shame and The Go Team in the UK - and still found time to pen In My Head's highly anticipated follow-up. Despite it's bold title and seemingly warm connotations, upcoming single and first taster of their new material single Hot Summer was conceived on a very grey day in London. The pair tried to capture "that feeling of despair when everyone around you is happy, but somehow you just don't feel it" and produced by Richard X (Roisin Murphy, Goldfrapp, Kelis,) the result is no-nonsense anti-summer anthem. The Hot Summer festival tour included playing a bumper section of over 20 European festivals this year, including performances at Rock Am Ring, Melt, Fusion, Deichbrand, Lollapalooza Berlin and many more. End of 2018, their second single "She Says" will be released - the debut record is expected to be out Spring of 2018.

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Genre: Rock
Subgenre: Garage
From: Berlin, GERMANY