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Post-punk band GHUM chat to Karl on the Hard of Hearing show on Boogaloo Radio about their big plans for 2020.


With their raw, powerful vocals, grungy guitars, racing bass lines and calculative drums, GHUM are making quite a name for themselves as the ghostly punk band we can’t ignore.


After forming via Gumtree in 2016, the four-piece (front-woman Laura, bassist Marina, guitarist Jojo and drummer Vicki) released their first EP GHUM in 2017. In 2019, the band followed that up with their second EP The Coldest Fire on Everything Sucks Music.


The four-piece’s electric performances and anguished lyrics soon caught people’s attention. First came the BBC Introducing session, and then breakthrough single Saturn was played on BBC Radio 6 Music.


There’s no slowing down for the band in 2020 though. Their follow-up California – a beautiful savage track about a doomed love story – was debuted by Steve Lamacq and then named by Fader as one of the ’20 best rock songs right now.’ 


As well as a recent London headliner at Elektrowerkz and a set at the 6 Music Festival, the band are geared up for a packed summer of shows, including Are You Listening Festival in Reading, Live at Leeds Festival and Bilbao BBK Live in July.


GHUM sat down with Karl from the Hard of Hearing show on Boogaloo Radio to chat about their fave bands (can you guess who they’re talking about when they say the ‘nicest guys?), the music they love, and what on earth Monkey Live festival is all about…


Listen to the full interview with GHUM on Boogaloo Radio below, with tracks from Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard, Human Pet, PJ Harvey, Soft Kill and Dinosaur Jr.