GUM, the moniker of Tame Impala/ Pond multi-instrumentalist Jay Watson has today released the new single and video 'The Blue Marble'. The claymation visuals mark the next release from forthcoming record 'The Underdog' out April 6th via Spinning Top/ Caroline Australia.
'The Blue Marble' follows double single release 'The Underdog' and 'S.I.A'. Directed by Alex McLaren (ORB, School Damage and The Murlocs), with assistance from friend and frequent collaborator Sean McAnulty, the clip was created over the course of two months. The result has the viewer transported to numerous claymation cosmic dimensions.
GUM describes his fourth LP as "The soundtrack to a day in the life of GUM. Starting before going out at night, full of spirit and euphoria and feeling like it's me against the world, before crashing and waking up riddled with anxiety and panic, only to build myself up to do it all again." Described as "an endlessly flexible musical polymaths" ,Watson's incredible ability to traverse multiple genres is evident in his latest sonic offerings
In support 'The Underdog', GUM has planned a bunch of national shows. With Yah Yah's in Melbourne already sold out (April 6th), the tour begins in Watson's hometown. The national tour includes an appearance at Victorian Festival By The Meadow before heading off Oxford Arts in Sydney and The Brightside in Brisbane. Local supports on this not-to-be-missed tour include Ben Witt, Worried About Lizards, Emerson Snowe, Candy, e4444e, San Mei and Stevie.
With a series of sold-out headline shows in 2017 and appearance on the line-up for Gizzfest, GUM is no stranger to packed venues. Having supported the likes of Mac DeMarco and Mini Mansions, the multi-instrumentalist is set to support Angel Olsen on her solo tour this March. The new LP follows GUM's 2014 debut Delorean Highway, 2015's Glamorous Damage, and 2016's Flash in the Pan. In 2018, The Underdog is set to entice a new legion of die-hard GUM fanatics and firmly establish Watson's distinctive sound.
You can Pre-Order The Underdog here: radi.al/TheUnderdog
Or catch him on tour at any of the dates and venues below:
GUM TOUR DATES
Sat, Mar 31 | The Bird, Perth
Fri, Apr 6 | Yah Yah's, Melbourne, VIC
Sat, Apr 7 | By The Meadow, Bambra, VIC
Wed, Apr 11 | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Thu, Apr 12 | The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD
Wed, Apr 18 | Masonic Lodge, Los Angeles, CA
Thu, Apr 19 | The Independent, San Francisco, CA
Sun, Apr 22 | Baby's All Right, Brooklyn, NY
On-sale Wed, Feb 7
Tue, Apr 24 | Oslo Hackney, London UK
Wed, Apr 25 | Melkweg, Amsterdam NE
Thu, Apr 26 | Supersonic, Paris FR