“I drink from a jewelled cup like a king, cause’ i’m a proud man with a working class sting”
Before I go any further I just want to say that as far as song names go Pummelling A Monk is an absolute cracker. I might give this track a non-existent ‘single of the week’ award purely for that.
Well, now I’ve got that very important piece of hard-hitting analysis out of the way I think it’s time to get down to the music.
Hailing from the West Midlands (The best part of the country if you ask me) HUMM are Andy Teece (Vocals, guitar) Ebony Clay (Lead guitar) Jack Timmis (Bass) and Samuel Jenkins (Drums).
Pummelling A Monk is the band’s second single following on from Savannah and if you’re looking for something to get your week started with a bang then look no further. Style-wise I wouldn’t know what to compare this song to but I do know that it’s fuzzy, hard rocking Peaky Blinders-esque swagger is a thing of beauty.
The lyrics from Teece are spat out with great venom over a stomping drumbeat which is sure to get your head nodding. I mentioned the TV show Peaky Blinders above because this song should really be on the soundtrack and used in at least one of the fight scenes. If you’ve ever watched the show, when you hear this tune you’ll know exactly what I mean. The chorus is killer and the guitar work is as dirty as that girl you should really start texting again. Simply put I am massively high on this tune.
Pummelling A Monk is the first thing that I have heard from HUMM but I’m really hoping that it isn’t the last. To put it bluntly, this track is an absolute banger. If you like your rock music with an edge, with fuzzy guitars and drums that hit so hard that they could knock down walls then this is the song for you.
Now if you don’t mind I’m off to find the biggest set of speakers I can find to see how much my neighbours like this tune as well…