HEAR THIS: Gorgeous Bully

March 26. 2014 | By Nori Bell-Bhuiyan

gorgeous bully EP cover

In his latest cheerfully titled EP, Nobody Hates You As Much As You Hate Yourself, musician Thomas Crang aka Gorgeous Bully pulls in some new band members for a five-track “celebration of misery, loneliness and self-loathing.” It’s not as depressing as it sounds.

The songs are short and snappy. Especially opener “Sinking Feeling,” a song as grungy as can be, but not without the hooks and pop vocals that make it catchy – and all in not much more that two minutes. “Could Keep It To Myself” does break the three-minute mark, but otherwise sticks to the same formula. Heavy, grungy sound and exultant breathy vocals explaining why, actually, it’s okay to be a failure sometimes. Something Gorgeous Bully’s music – particularly the vocals – gets lost in the heavy buzz-like background guitar, but the songs still hold their ground.

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