DC-Based G.U.M.P. Mix Hip Hop With Post-Rock On Debut EP ‘Sleven’
With an almost obsessive focus on mood and ambiance, post-rock/hip-hop quartet G.U.M.P. introduce themselves
Frontman Uno Hype’s vocals hit the beats of a breakup, running from anger to resentment to sadness in the span of two lines. The band’s balance of the conflicting emotions of heartbreak is on best display in the 1-2 of “Blubber” and “Acorn,” two fragmentary songs that have almost nothing in common, one is tense and aggressive, the other lost and contemplative, but somehow both in conversation with each other. The band says of the album: “Sleven is the product of two years, three beers, and countless trips to 7-11. It’s a hip-hop album that will evoke your inner angst of adolescence. It’s a grunge album that will make Kid Cudi cry.. We are your fathers.”
Premiered by Afropunk, ‘Sleven’ is an introduction to what the Maryland 4-piece have in store for the rest of the year, which includes another EP and eventually a full-length album in 2017. The guys are available for interviews, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with me regarding features.