Gulp are Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) and Lindsey Leven, with Gid Goundrey on guitar and various friends on drums including Stuart Kidd (Euros Childs/Norman Blake) and Kliph Scurlock (Flaming Lips/Gruff Rhys). Fuzzed-up bass, dream-pop vocals, acoustic and electric drums and synths … their cinematic and ethereal sound is a musical manifestation of the 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. June 2012 saw the release of their debut single, Game Love, which received a 5* review from Artrocker magazine and pick of the week in The Guardian Guide. Gulp toured the UK and Ireland supporting Django Django. In 2013 they enjoyed appearances at many of the UK’s summer festivals, including Green man, Kendal Calling and Festival No.6. In March 2014 the band visited North America with shows at SXSW in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles. Gulp’s debut LP Seasons Sun was released in July 2014 on Sonic Cathedral (Europe) and Everloving Records (US), receiving **** in the Independent on Sunday and **** in The Quietus, as well as a Welsh Music Prize Nomination. Uncut placed ‘Season Sun’ in their top albums of the year, describing it as “A spooked set of crepuscular pop, a Moogie wonderland, furnished with some very good songs”. In October 2014 Gulp embarked on their second headline tour of the UK and released the cassette and digital EP ‘I Want To Dance’, earning another Pick Of The Week in The Guardian Guide. 2015 saw the band playing more UK festivals Including; Glastonbury, Green Man, The Great Escape & End Of The Road (to name a few) as well as coming fresh off tour with Django Django on their European tour. Gulp have just completed their second album which they hope to release very soon. QUOTES: “A thing of eyeball popping beauty, that deserves to have psychotropic palm leaves wafted at its feet (and then, ideally, eaten)” Artrocker ***** 5 stars | “It’s an amalgam of 21 st century electronic squiggles and vintage airy psych-folk, as contemporary as video games and as old as the hills” | “(Game Love’s) spooked demeanour suggests The Wicker Man getting fresh with Nancy Sinatra. That’s Gulp: Easy to swallow, hard to forget” Guardian Guide Pick Of The Week

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