London 4-piece Gurt join us for Desertfest 2013. Take a pinch of groovy blues straight out of the 70′s and a handful of gut wrenching sludgy filth, mix together and you get Gurt.
The band began their journey in 2010 and originally comprised of Gareth on vocals, Simon/Drums, Jamie/guitar, and John/Bass. Jamie and John have since departed and been replaced by Sedulus guitarist Rich Williams and Dave Blakemore on bass. Despite their urban UK origins, this is a band you could imagine being spawned in the Swamps of Louisanna and Gareth’s high-pitched growling and grunting combined with the band’s down-tuned, down-tempo groove make for a fine blend of southern sludge. Strong influences such as Iron Monkey, Eyehategod, Weedeater can be clearly detected throughout their early releases, ‘Volume 1′, ‘First Steps’, ‘Redwin’, a 7″ split with the much missed Dopefight and November’s release of ‘You ain’t from around these parts?’
Desertfest 2013 takes place between 26th – 28th April 2013 over 4 venues in Camden, London and tickets are available at Leedstickets.com.