Premiere: That Gum U Like – “Killer”


Inspired by Twin Peaks‘ atmosphere and the nocturnal electro-pop of acts like Chromatics, “Killer” is a just-released track from Brazilian duo That Gum U Like. A murky synth and quickly evolving percussion gives quick life to the track, with buzzing electronic accompaniments crafting an enticing soundscape alongside the hypnotic and angelic vocals of Andressa D., whose vocal tone is the perfect accompaniment to Fábio Popinigis’ production.

That Gum U Like is a freshly formed duo by two experienced musicians who create music influenced by dream-pop, shoegazer and a few electronic elements. Their major references are Cocteau Twins, The xx, My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive and Flume. Half of the duo, Fábio Popinigis, is also half of Brazilian electronic duo DeltaFoxx.

Their forthcoming EP, The Black Lodge, is inspired by the TV series Twin Peaks as a whole, which brings a mysterious and charismatic atmosphere to the songs. The EP will be released on December 8th by Quadrado Mágico, a Brazilian label that means “magic square” in reference to Brasília, Brazil’s capital, that looks like a square in the map.

It will contain remixes by artists for every song in it, including Renato Cohen, kurup, Mari Perrelli, and Fabio Matafora.


Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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