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goldenbloom HEating


Crank up the volume for these guys. The nostalgically intense meeting of raw drums, bass, guitars and distortion injects a quickly Muse-like vibe, before goldenbloom ultimately spin their own unique web of something like Brit-pop and heavy metal united under a colourful blanket of contemplation…

HEating is the band’s latest single, a fast-paced and post-punk exploration of the inescapable cost of living crisis. What feels at first like a fun and perhaps quirky anthem and performance, soon evolves into a boldly evocative and devotedly heavy ode to the painful decisions being made by millions of families and individuals across the UK. ‘HEating or eating’ resounds from between the fierce crash of the drums and the chaotic meandering of power chords and bass.

Just two minutes and seventeen seconds in full, HEating makes its intentions and style known from the outset, a brilliantly timeless riff and unmistakable vocal character making for a clearly recognisable anthem; which does effectively blend the essence of punk and the stylistics of post-punk across a genuinely rebellious and heartfelt tapestry of thought.

The band feel authentically in tune with the subject matter – this is not something spoken down to the crowds from the top window of a political palace – and that connection and realism was precisely what first gave punk its appeal and depth.

In short, goldenbloom are an exciting band, an incredibly passionate and performatively uninhibited band – qualities depicted in swathes during the latter half of HEating, and almost certainly at their upcoming live shows.

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Rebecca Cullen

Founder & Editor

Founder, Editor, Musician & MA Songwriter

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