Guru

Brighton

Name, where are you from?
Guru, from Brighton. Tommy on the vocals, Kieran on the six-string, Ferg on the four-string and Oli on the drum thing.

Describe your style in three words?
Hunk 'n' punk.

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Oli: Brian Jonestown Massacre at the Roundhouse, it was the first big gig I've ever been to as in Spain that style of music isn't as readily accessible. It was actually the first time I left my village.
Kieran: Sunn O))) at Concorde. It was so loud. So so loud. I've never experienced anything like it. Ferg genuinely cried. 
Ferg: Rage Against the Machine at Finsbury Park. It was a free show after they got Christmas No. 1 and was the second gig I ever went to. Absolute madness.
Tommy: I've never been to a show I haven't played. Frontman first, good sport second. 

If you could be on the line up with any two bands in history?
Knebworth. Oasis or Robbie Williams. Either is good with us.

Which Subcultures have influenced you?
It's a big mishmash I guess. Rockers, mods and punk - in terms of what we wear, what we listen to at least. They just all dressed perfectly you know? And the music that came out from each group is undeniably great and important. I mean, all of us have been influenced by different subcultures as we grew up. Is Britpop a subculture?

If you could spend an hour with anyone from history?
Me when I was 15 so I can ask what the f*ck I was doing.

Of all the venues you’ve been to, which is your favourite?
Old Blue. Every time we go it's just good. Every time we play nothing f*cks up. Don't get me wrong their beer tastes like shit, but we're not here to talk about beer right? I know a lot of people think they're too cool for it but I think they need to stop taking themselves so seriously.

Your greatest unsung hero or heroine in music?
Pat Smear. The fourth guy in Nirvana and the one that sometimes plays in the Foo Fighting band. Just seems like a well-rounded bloke. The kind of guy you'd go fishing with.


Brighton's brutalist punk four-piece, Guru released their debut 'Consumer Helpline' in 2018 to be followed by their double A-side 'Don't Talk / LTD' in 2019. Their live reputation also earned them support slots with the like of Pregoblin, Lady Bird, Slaves and Phobophobes.

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