Irish punk/rock/noise five-piece Gurriers release their third single, “Nausea”
watch the video here
Announced as support to Slowdive for their sold out shows in Belfast and Dublin in November plus upcoming shows in Dublin, Nantes, The Hague and Pitchfork Music Festival London and Paris with more TBA
Gurriers today release their volatile third single “Nausea”, an unforgiving punk track featuring an alarming backing and the Irish five piece’s gritty uncompromising sound.
Described as “raw as a butcher’s cut, and just as fresh” by the Irish Times, Gurriers’ raging combination of punk, noise, alt-rock and shoegaze along with singer Dan Hoff’s intense socio-political lyricism has been championed across BBC Radio 6Music, AM1 and Radio 1’s evening shows, Ireland’s 2FM, Today FM & Live 95FM and The Needle Drop and Spin Magazine in the US among others.
“Nausea” follows in the footsteps of their two previous singles “Approachable”, which was praised by The Line Of Best Fit as “a full-blooded post-punk masterwork”, and “Sign Of The Times”, described as “class” by God Is In The TV. The new single also arrives off the back of recent performances in front of stacked European crowds at Electric Picnic, Latitude, Pukkelpop, Haldern Pop, Off and Loose Ends, with the band also performing an explosive live session for 3voor12 Radio on 3FM in Netherlands which you can watch here.
Speaking of the single, vocalist Dan Hoff says “Nausea is a ruminating thought on the evolution of modern jobs such as content moderation created as a result of social media and the internet. It examines the impact these kind of jobs can have on those in that line of work and the potential harm it causes to their mental health.”
Gurriers have also today been announced as main support to Slowdive for their Irish shows at Belfast’s Mandela Hall 5th November and Dublin’s National Stadium on 6th November. Before that Gurriers headline The Grand Social in Dublin on 19th October.
Listen to “Nausea” here
Since their first gig on Halloween 2021 Gurriers have fast established themselves as one of the most furiously exciting bands coming out of Ireland the last few years.
Cutting their teeth supporting acts like Enola Gay, Surf Curse, Been Stellar, and Goat Girl, their reputation and growing notoriety live saw them booked them on a string of festival bills in 2022 including SWN (UK), Mad Cool (ES), Reeperbahn (DE) plus Into The Great Wide Open, Left Of The Dial, Bruis and London Calling (all NL).
Since releasing their first music in 2023 thing’s have intensified with a stack of UK and Netherlands club shows and a Summer full of festivals including 2000 Trees & Latitude (UK), Electric Picnic (IE), Loose Ends & London Calling (asked back to play the main room) (NL), Haldern Pop & Obstwiesenfestival (DE), Pukkelpop (BE), Off (PL) and Hop Pop Hop (FR).
Gurriers have since grown into a mesmerising tour de force on stage – ahead of their packed shows at The Great Escape in May NME stated “You know something special is afoot when an act continues to sell out shows off the back of only two singles”, whilst Louder Than War said of their set at Haldern Pop in Germany “One last show of sheer elemental, Argonaut-like force to mention: Gurriers in the Spiegelzelt on Friday. Their set was a mix of abandon and intent, built up by some glorious dark guitar riffs and incredibly fluid bass playing, like a pair of conger eels running the abyssal channel. Alongside this, a rhythm guitar and drums created a wall of sound as impenetrable, and as alluring, as a slab of polished onyx. Add the relentless, fire-and-brimstone preacher attack on the vocals and it was no wonder the Spiegelzelt audience moshed as if it had succumbed to a mass attack of the tarantellas. For those who need more definite reference, there is something of Gilla Band’s intensity but they have an impish, ‘Jesus Built My Hotrod’ anger to them that is irresistible. Be warned.”
Catch the band live as follows. Tickets are available here.
19/10 – The Grand Social, Dublin, IE
05/11 – Mandela Hall, Belfast, UK
06/11 – The National Stadium, Dublin, IE
09/11 – Catapult Festival, Stereolux, Nantes, FR
10/11 – Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris, FR
11/11 – Pitchfork Music Festival, London, UK
03/12 – HINK Festival, Paard, Den Haag, NL
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