GUM is the solo-project from Jay Watson, key-member of both Tame Impala & Pond. He and Shiny Joe Ryan have a couple of brilliant new solo-albums out now on Spinning Top Music, with the vinyl coming out late September.Â Pre-orders are now open, and the initial batch is set to 500 copies only.Â Together with the Mink Mussel Creek vinyl-debut, these marks quite the triple-treat for fans of Tame Impala / Pond!
GUM - Delorean Highway
01. Delorean Highway
02. Growinâ€™ Up
03. The Sky Opened Up
05. Summer Rain
06. 21st Century Radiation
07. Pink Skies
08. Living And Dying
09. Day Of The Triffids
10. Canâ€™t See Past My Eyes
Pressing of 500, due to ship on August 29 2014
Multi-instrumentalist and all round nice guy, Jay Watson is a wearer of many hats. A member of both Tame Impala and Pond, heâ€™s better known to friends and loved ones as Gumby or Gum. Heâ€™s also often known as a wearer of a bright green suit resembling his namesake.
Whilst being pretty darn busy, Gum has found the time to write and record a solo debut â€“ a collection of 10 songs, described as â€śparanoid pop songs, mostly about falling in love and all of the things that he thinks are going to kill himâ€ť.
Recorded half with sympathetic buddy Sam Ford and half in his old home at Cottesloe Beach, the album is just a snapshot of Gum trying to do his best.
â€śDelorean Highwayâ€ť is the first track off the album of the same name, inspired by a dream Gum had of driving through the desert in the silver car from Back to the Future, before taking off into the night. In the real life, Gum canâ€™t drive, but he has seen Back to the Future and itâ€™s fair to say he does look a little bit like Doc.
The second single, â€śGrowinâ€™ Upâ€ť was unleashed onto willing ears towards the end of 2013 and taps into every emotion that the name would suggest â€“ a sense of paranoia, doubt, fear, honesty and hopefulness.
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