Gulp are a Cardiff-based, garage space-pop band fronted by Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) & Lindsey Leven. Today they’re sharing their new single ‘Search For Your Love’, which is out now via Tim Burgess’ label O Genesis.
Offering some insight into the new single, singer Lindsey Leven went on to say the following about ‘Search For Your Love’:“I get really vivid dreams and often wake up with tunes or stories in my head and lyrically this is one of those – it’s a timeless love story really, but nods towards an eager search for love and empathy in an increasingly surreal and chaotic world.”
Originally from Scotland, vocalist Lindsey moved to Cardiff to where she met Guto Pryce at a Christmas psych party– a joining of kindred spirits in a city with an ever-evolving arts scene. It was there that the foundations of Gulp came to be as the two joined forces to create this musical venture; the band name coming from a play on words of combining both of their initials.
Gulp make warm, fuzzy, luscious pop by combining ethereal sounds of both acoustic and electric drums and synths. Their music is like a road trip; the landscape and events along the way, filmic scenes and melodies – from the sun-squinting, flickering saturation and lens flare of the Californian desert, to the gloamin of rural Scottish and Welsh homescapes. The pair are joined by permanent member Gid Goundrey on guitar and various friends on drums including Stuart Kidd (Euros Child/Norman Blake), Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips/ Gruff Rhys), Gwion Lleweyln (Meilyr Jones) & others.
Recorded in the summer of 2016 on a farm in mid Wales, ‘Search For Your Love’ follows on from the band’s last album release ‘Season Sun’ in 2014, which received praise from The Guardian, The Quietus, NME & a variety of other publications. The band brought the recordings home to construct before finishing with Luke Abbott in Norwich in October 2016. It’s a process that involves chipping and carving away until they feel the song works.
Having previously toured with Django Django and playing festival shows at the likes of Glastonbury, Green Man, The Great Escape & End of the Road (to name a few), Gulp are set to announce some more UK dates soon.
1. Search For Your Love
2. Search For Your Love (Django Django’s Nautical Twilight Edit)
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