GULP - Share new single "Claudia" 

With their new album 'All Good Wishes' set for release August 3rd via E.L.K. Records, Gulp, a trio made up of Super Furry Animals' Guto Pryce, vocalist Lindsey Leven & guitarist Gid Goundrey, are sharing their new single "Claudia". 


Speaking about the track, the band said "'Claudia' was inspired by a hand drawn comic book picked up in New York City, who’s character tried to catch the moon. Musically we channelled 60’s Tropicalia and 80’s synth anthems." 

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Announce new album 'All Good Wishes' set for release August 3rd via E.L.K Records  - Share new video "I Dream Of Your Song"

 

Gulp, formed by Super Furry Animals’ Guto Pryce, Lindsey Leven and their long standing guitarist Gid Goundrey, have announced their new album 'All Good Wishes', which is set for release August 3rd via E.L.K Records. The band are streaming new single "I Dream Of Your Song" online now. 

Gulp are on a journey, a state of perpetual transition. The band make mini Kraut-pop epics, informed equally by the sun flares of the Californian desert and the drizzle of pure, sweet Scottish rain and northern light. Debut album ‘Season Sun’was a home-grown delight, a ramshackle, endlessly inventive selection of dreamy psychedelic nuggets to watch the world flash past.
 
This time round, though, things are different. The birth of Guto & Lindsey's first child has precipitated the previously Cardiff-based duo’s move to the Scottish East coast, and this turbulence – as welcome as it may be – has signalled a shift in the way the project operates, and the type of music they make.
 
New album ‘All Good Wishes’ half-inches its title from a vintage Scottish postcard, and it’s emblematic of the changes the pair have undergone. “I think all through making this record we were looking at relocating,” Guto explains. “Whereas the first record was more of a road trip this is possibly a bit more focussed on home, and focussed on where we’re from and where we’re looking to go to. It’s partly a farewell to Wales, and hello to Scotland.”
 
The record was largely built in South Wales, a three-year process that saw the band retreat to their basement for endless sonic incisions and revisions. “That’s the thing about computer music – you bring it home and without a deadline things get manipulated an awful lot afterwards,” Guto laughs. “It’s not like an acoustic performance. It’s more of a soundscape attitude to making a record.”
 
A broader, wider, perhaps bolder experience than their debut, ‘All Good Wishes’ is rooted in fantastic pop songwriting, in creating three minute vignettes that express complex ideas in a simple, accessible, endlessly fascinating way. “It usually comes from a simple melody, something Lindsey has come up with,” he explains. “I think if you’ve got a good song underneath things it helps a great deal. At the end of the day we’re big fans of pop music, the three minute song with a chorus, and it’s just a matter of then exploring how to produce the song in a recording.”
 
Endlessly restrained yet infinitely open, each Gulp track is like a world in miniature, ideas borrowed from Krautrock and electronic culture slimmed down into these infinitely enjoyable pop songs. “It’s very organic, something we made at home in our basement,” he says. “We try to have an element of restraint in that as well, like for example in the amount of synths we use. We try to use only one or two actual keyboards, instead of using the million options that digital plugins offer."
 
Minimalist Kraut-pop with a dreamy, Cocteau Twins esque vibe, recent single ‘Morning Velvet Sky’ was a potent introduction to the duo’s ever-shifting realm. Following on from introductory cut ‘Search For Your Love’ - released on Tim Burgess’ esteemed O Genesis label - ‘Morning Velvet Sky’ was mixed by Luke Abbott, and the producer cast his eye over the record as a whole during the final mixdown.
 
“When you’ve listened to it thousands of times, to be able to hand it over to someone for an outside viewpoint is incredible,” Guto explains. “Luke’s great – real open-minded guy, not too clinical in his approach. You can over-cook records and over-think things, but he’s more immediate”.
 
“Luke mixed the whole record,” he continues. “He lives in Norwich, and he’s got this little studio full of modular synths, a very interesting scientific type of guy. And Norwich itself is great; there’s a lot of well-minded people there, it’s a little oasis of good politics and people doing great music that doesn’t quite sound like other people. They’ve got their own thing going on.”
 
From Cardiff to Norwich and onwards to the Scottish East Coast, Gulp are tracing sonic ley-lines, empowering themselves, plugging into often over-looked artistic communities to fuel their next move. “We spent a lot of time on road trips listening to music, experiencing and enjoying different landscapes” he explains. “It’s especially apt in these times to see the good side of human nature; despite what the media portrays, people are generally sound, and it’s great be reminded of that in day-to-day living.”

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Share new video "Morning Velvet Sky"  - New album coming in 2018

 

With their new album set for release next year, Cardiff-based band Gulp, made up of Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals), Lindsey Leven & Gid Goundrey are sharing a kaleidoscopic new video to match their psych, synth-pop sounds. 

Director Jennifer Lewandowski explained the video, saying "The making of the film for "Morning Velvet Sky" chimed with the changing of the season, the last days of Summer turning to Autumn. We shot the film in the magical woodlands of Epping Forest, capturing reflections and shimmers in nature and conjuring the spirit of Queen Boudicca in the fading light of day." 

After touring across the UK this summer with festival shows at FOCUS Wales, Sea Change, Festival No. 6, End Of The Road, Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City and more, "Morning Velvet Sky" is the latest instalment of Gulp's luscious psych-pop sounds and a hit of what to expect from their next full-length next year. The single is available now digitally and on 1st December on 12” Vinyl via E.L.K. records.

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 Share new Richard Norris remix of"Morning Velvet Sky"

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Having recently shared their new single, Cardiff-based band Gulp, made up of Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals), Lindsey Leven and Gid Goundrey are sharing a brilliant new remix of the track by London-based artist Richard Norris. who is one half of Beyond The Wizards Sleeve with Erol Alkan.

Richard Norris took the psych-pop sounds of Gulp and has transformed their single into a dance floor number. Speaking about the creation, he said "Really enjoyed making this one... a new form of dance trance seemed to seep out of the speakers fully formed. A track that sounds great at 3am"

After touring across the UK this summer with festival shows at FOCUS Wales, Sea Change, Festival No. 6, End Of The Road, Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City and more, "Morning Velvet Sky" is the latest instalment of Gulp's luscious psych-pop sounds and a hit of what to expect from their next full-length next year. The single is available now digitally and on 1st December on 12” Vinyl via E.L.K. records.

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), Dave Newington (Boy Azooga) & others.

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Super Furry Animal's Guto Pryce & Lindsey Leven share new single "Morning Velvet Sky" & hint at new album coming early next year!

 

Cardiff-based band Gulp, made up of Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) & Lindsey Leven are back and sharing new single "Morning Velvet Sky". Mixed by Luke Abbott, the track is taken from their new album, which is coming out in early 2018 with more details to be announced soon.  

In the words of the band ""Morning Velvet Sky is a song about dawn, with arpeggiating machines. The intent of Morning Velvet Sky is to wrap the listener in a blanket of the fuzzy feeling created by waking up on a warm dewy morning and having appreciation for the beauty in nature when things may not be perfect."

After touring across the UK this summer with festival shows at FOCUS Wales, Sea Change, Festival No. 6, End Of The Road, Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City and more, "Morning Velvet Sky" is the latest instalment of Gulp's luscious psych-pop sounds and a hit of what to expect from their next full-length next year. The single is available now digitally and on 1st December on 12” Vinyl via E.L.K. records.

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), Dave Newington (Boy Azooga) & others.

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