Feature: The Anatomy of ‘Consumer Helpline' with GURU

Monday, January 14, 2019
Photo by Millie Davis (Supplied)

Brighton's own GURU ended 2018 in a huge way with their latest single 'Consumer Helpline'. Tom from the band took some time out to give us an insight into how the track came to life.

We wrote 'Consumer Helpline’... after getting in from a night of debauchery in Brighton. Ferg showed me the guitar part and I had some lyrics ready to go. We took it to rehearsal and the whole thing was finished in about half an hour

The story behind ‘Consumer Helpline' is... not very much really. We just wrote it you know. Another day at the office, you know what I mean?

My favourite lyric is... probably the last three lines, I feel like it all builds up to that point and when we reach it, BLAM and the dirt is gone you know?

It was made... in London by Rory Attwell. We played it live and it took two or three takes and that was it. It was the first time we’d let someone else take charge of recording and all in all it was a very pleasant experience.

Our main inspiration was... I won't lie on this one, it was 100% Talking Heads - Found a Job (lyrically, at least)

It sounds best... when you hear it live. Watching us four trying to keep it together on stage is where you should be listening to Consumer Helpline. So anyone reading this out in Australia and has spare moola to get us some Visas, please get in touch.

You can listen to 'Consumer Helpline' by GURU below: