London sax-punk five-piece GUTTFULL are poised to release debut EP #notallmen next month.
Featuring Cassie (formerly of Wimmins Institute) on guitar, Gemma and Louis (formerly of Kenickers, possibly the world’s first Kenickie tribute band) on bass and drums, Phil on saxophone and Moe on vocals, GUTTFULL have been in existence for little over six months, but have already played a string of successful gigs and radio sessions and chalked up thousands of views for their debut Trump-targeting video ‘Arsehole’.
The band were also highlighted as one of ten bands “reinventing riot grrrl” by the TeamRock website, as chosen by the highly-acclaimed deux furieuses.
With influences and comparisons ranging from X Ray Sex and early Slits to Bikini Kill and Downtown Boys, GUTTFULL concoct a unique blend of sounds from the last four decades, and frontwoman Moe’s vocals have already been likened to Poly Styrene. On latest video ‘Keyboard Warrior’ the band flex their feminist muscles with a lyric aimed at internet trolls. The track also features on promoter Loud Women’s debut compilation album ‘Loud Women – Volume One’.
Bursting with a generous six tracks, GUTTFULL’s EP features both previous singles as well as anti-patriarchy live favourite ‘Mafu’ (a Samoan word for ‘rotten’), Tits and Nails’, ‘Does Your Girlfriend Know You’re Here?’ and new single ‘Not All Men’, with accompanying video due on release day. The band state that the lead track “is a tongue-firmly-in-cheek ballad for men who love to think of themselves as feminist allies, yet prove themselves to be anything but”, while the artwork features a brilliant collage of discredited male celebrities.
#not all men EP is released July 20th on CD/download by Loud Women Records.