Warrnambool’s Gub has revealed his debut EP and it’s a must-have for lonely hearts

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Warrnambool’s Gub has revealed his debut EP and it’s a must-have for lonely hearts

Photo by Phil Nitch
Words by Kim Price

One to add to your summer playlist straightaway.

Warrnambool born and bred artist Gub has released his six track EP which journey’s through a break-up, a topic he never expected to write about.

“I began the project such a long time ago that I wasn’t sure what it would be,” he said.

“But during the last COVID19 lockdown I wrote and recorded four of the songs that made the EP; the other two I already had.”

The multi-instrumentalist is the talent behind practically every sound on the EP with it mixed by Terry Studwick and mastered by Satori Mastering.

The EP began last year when the artist was visiting Lummi Island in the United States after quitting his job in Australia to pursue music. After two months writing and recording on the island Gubbins returned to Australia to record.

“It was a great time, I finalised a few of my earlier releases and wrote a lot,” he said.

“Some of the tracks from that period have made it to the EP but a lot didn’t.”

Kicking off with the spiralling instrumental Space the EP has an atmospherical groove to it, making it a must-add to your chilled-out playlists.

The song which captivates the most is the eponymous track. Changes explores finding one’s own full circle after a relationship breakdown and taking new opportunities.

Gub’s dynamic style draws influences from a mix of genres including alternative, indie, neo soul and electronica. Throughout the debut synths, heavy bass lines, vocals and busy guitar layers are interwoven over a strong percussive backdrop.

This debut EP is one to add to your summer playlist straightaway and enjoy at the start or the end of your night.

If this is the first work we’re hearing from Gub, I can’t wait to see what’s next.

4.5/5 shakkas