G.U.M.P. (GIVE US MORE POWER) is Zeeshan Shad, Joey Pappas, Uno Hype and Ali Badalov, based in Washington DC.

“With an almost obsessive focus on mood and ambiance, post-rock/hip-hop quartet G.U.M.P. spend their new EP fulfilling the promise of the title of Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra’s “This Is Our Punk Rock.” Spaced out, but never giving in to the temptation to stretch the songs out, G.U.M.P. hits a mood, devastates and moves on. Only 2 songs break the 3 minute mark, lead single “Oblivion” and the stunning closing track “Rainwater” which ends on a brief guitar solo that could have easily been 4 times as long. Brevity is the soul of punk.“

“Rapper Germany “Uno Hype” Hawley, guitarist/keyboardist Ali Badalov, drummer Zeeshan Shad, and bassist Joey Pappas comprise G.U.M.P., a band of 24-year-olds who are bridging the gap between two storied D.C. sounds: punk and hip-hop.”

“Just outside the nation’s capital, GUMP is hitting all the right notes: an electronic jazz style of hip-hop highlighting live musical instruments, and with political commentary to boot, their latest single “War” is just what the doctor ordered”

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