Named after the hardcore German rock climber who died in a car crash in 1992, Gullich were a tight trio from Billingham, Newcastle and Middlesborough who released their debut self titled album in 2013. This is a re-release of Gullich’s first and only album by UK record label Magnetic North Melodies.
This mini album ascends through the world of Math Rock and Screamo but with a refined style. It’s reminiscent of bands such as Cap ’n Jazz, Karate, Faraquet, Medications and early Promise Ring. There are jangles, fizzling small explosions and slap shot percussion hits, to add to their energised flay. Keeping a melodic, tight vocal, Gullich use time changes and off-beat arrangements to make each track dynamic and attention holding.
To mark it’s re-release the album has been remastered and pressed on a choice of clear and coloured 12” vinyl. The craftsmanship of the music has been reflected in new album artwork by designer Nico Taylor and then beautifully embossed by Pirate Press.
It’s the stuff of jerky dancing and swaying, semi-progressive head nodding, which all adds up to something equally as stratospheric as dear Mr Wolfgang Gullich (RIP).