Stockholm garage punk trio Gestures return with their eagerly anticipated debut album Funny Games, the band’s most accomplished work today. After self-releasing the debut EP Shattered Mind in 2016, which later saw a vinyl release on Stockholm garage rock institution Push My Buttons, Gestures signed with PNKSLM for the release of the Bad Taste EP in November 2017. Shortly after the band lost their drummer but vocalist/guitarist Sick Vic and bassist Don Jovi quickly regrouped and set to working on their debut LP, which was written and recorded during the spring of 2018. A major step forward the band is leaving behind the lo-fi murkiness of their earlier releases in favour of a more confident garage rock sound, moving from quick fire garage punk to heavier and more menacing moments, bringing to mind the likes of Jay Reatard, Carbonas and Bass Drum of Death.
released November 9, 2018
Vocals, guitars & organs by Sick Vic, bass guitar by Don Jovi, drums by Danger Dan.
"Dialogue", "This Town", Holding On", "Interlude" & "Funny Games" by Sick Vic.
"Don't Know, Don't Care", "It Comes At Night", "Close To Nowhere" & "There's Nothing", music by Sick Vic & Don Jovi, words by Sick Vic.
"It Follows" music by Sick Vic & Vidar Granit, words by Sick Vic.
"We Must Bleed" by Pat Smear and Darby Crash.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Jakob Jakobsson Blom, inspelad i Studio Kemisk Fetma in Uppsala, Sweden May 2018.
Artwork by Joakim Nenzén.
All photos by Marcus Wilén.