“Cold wave Stakhanovists, tireless workaholics and more...”
Russian cliches about a Russian band for sure, but totally relevant to Motorama who have barely let up since 2012 when their second album “Calendar” came out. A huge success with both audiences and critics, in France and abroad, right up to their last opus “Poverty” in January 2015. As regular as clockwork, they have been cranking out tours – throughout Russia in all its vastness, repeatedly in continental Europe, as well as South America – posting videos and photo albums, delighting and racking up fans, and coming back with new records all over again. Poles apart from pompous music marketing Motorama have grafted with generosity and passion.
Ghum is an atmospheric dark pop four-piece based in London, UK. Fusing together post-punk and goth, with a hint of grunge, the band draw inspiration from love, loss and inner demons.
After pursuing musical projects in Brazil, Spain, Brighton and the London DIY scene, Marina MJ, Laura Guerrero Lora, Jojo Khor and Vicki Butler were brought together by a mutual love of The Cure, Warpaint and PJ Harvey after Marina posted an online ad on Gumtree looking to start a band.
After playing their first show in 2016, Ghum have since built up an impressive live reputation; supporting bands such as Dream Wife, L.A. Witch, The Underground Youth since their debut.
The band released their debut self-titled EP in 2017, which combined haunting vocals reminiscent of PJ Harvey, smokey veil of haunting new wave guitars, driving bass lines and calculative drums. Ghum's hazy video for their track, ‘TV’, was premiered by DIY magazine earlier this year followed by shows across the UK and Europe.
Their new double A side single 'I'm the Storm / Undone' was released by Everything Sucks Records this August.