Wake up, shake off those January blues and get a whiff of that teen angst my friend. With what's undeniably the first absolute belter of 2017, Kent quartet Get Inuit are here to bring you out of your post-festive melancholy and remind you that guitar music exists. On their new single 'Barbiturates', incendiary guitars stop and start in a restless frenzy, frontman Jamie Glass delivering an equally frenetic vocal which simmers gently for one second before skyrocketing uncontrollably the next. The track teases and provokes, pulsating raucously for upwards of four minutes, but not losing a shred of momentum along the way.
On the meaning of the track, Glass says, “I used the subject matter of drug reliance as a metaphor for the inner battle people have when trying to suppress rage, whether it be from a chemical addiction or just stress. It felt much more human to show inner conflict and mood changes rather than just pretend I’m only ever content, or in love, or depressed. I can be all of those things within the space of a minute.”
Get Inuit are wasting no time before hitting the road again this month. They'll be out and about with Spring King for a few dates next month, but not before a headline show at London's The Lexington which promises to be a night to remember.
Check out 'Barbiturates' now, and catch Get Inuit live at the following.
Aldershot, West End Centre (20/01)
London, The Lexington (25/01)
Southampton, The Joiners (26/01) for Independent Venue Week
Oxford, Bullingdon (12/02)
Southampton, Engine Rooms (13/02)
Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach (15/02)
Stoke, Sugar Mill (17/02)
Nottingham, Rescue Rooms (18/02)
Words: Alex Cabré