Record label idiots: you should have been at this gig. Forget your pant-wetting folk hipsters, simplistic synth goons and lame chillwave. Gum Takes Tooth represent all that is uncommercial, unpalatable and puts the ‘great’ in Great Escape. The drums and sampler duo confounded possible expectations of eighties foolishness with a madly heavy half hour of doom metal meets dubstep meets stoner rock, punk and anything else noisy in-between. Eardrum-bursting, complicated drumming burst into black metal screeches and F*ck Buttons electronic dissonance as perhaps the heaviest band you could see at this year’s event, with or without guitars, immediately stole the show.
The Hope, 14 May