Brighton's streets are swarming with bands - some good, some bad, and some excellent.
Place GURU in this latter camp. Already a potent live force, their early demos caused a stir on SoundCloud, sending ripples through the DIY underground.
Debut single - proper - 'Consumer Helpline' is a stark, electrifying piece of Brutalist indie rock, worth comparing to those initial Shame cuts or even elements of the Fat Whites.
Picking apart modern relationships in an era of hyper-capitalism, it reminds us of everyone from Wire to Sports Team, that kind of barbed, deeply British take on art-punk.
Racing towards a cliff-edge climax, 'Consumer Helpline' marks GURU out as a band to keep a firm watch on in 2019.
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