Cardiff-based band Gulp, made up of Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) & Lindsey Leven are sharing a new Django Django remix of their recent single ‘Search For Your Love’, which is out now via Tim Burgess’ label O Genesis. The band have also announced a London show on Feb 14th at The Social.
Speaking about the remix, Dave Maclean of Django Django said:
“When I first heard this track, it cast my mind back to Radio 4 program I’d been listening to. Someone had uttered the phrase ‘Nautical Twilight’ and it had immediately pricked my ears up. Images of moonlight glistening on calm seas and the sound of gentle waves lapping against the wooden hull of an old boat filled my mind. This track somehow fit that mood perfectly and I felt that rather that change that vibe by re-imagining the song, I’d make quite a simple edit to compliment the marvellous A side.”
Listen to ‘Search For Your Love (Django Django remix)’ here:
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.
‘Search For Your Love’ is available now via via Tim Burgess’ independent label O Genesis and Gulp are currently working with Luke Abbott on their second album, which is set to be released in 2017.
See Gulp live:
Feb 14th – The Social, LONDON
May 12th – Focus Wales 2017, WREXHAM
Aug 24th – Sea Change Festival, DEVON