February 5, 2023
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Breaking into the brand new 12 months – THE GULPS – are again with the model new observe “Mirror Mirror” (out twentieth January, through Guindilla Data).

Dropping like a disintegrating disco ball hanging by its ultimate thread, the newest from the London-based renegades is able to divide and ignite dance flooring in a single fell swoop. Glittering and guttural in its a number of guises, “Mirror Mirror” is a shapeshifting indie-rock reduce that displays the slick indie stylistics of The Strokes one second, the zaniness of The Lemon Twigs one other, whereas doggedly throwing-off the straight-jacket of conference at each given alternative.

Laced with laissez-faire lyrics that take their cues from the carefree class of the beatnik era, the observe finds The Gulps impressed by certainly one of literature’s most liberating minds, Jack Kerouac, and fantasising about dwelling a life less-ordinary.

As lead singer Javier Sola explains of the observe:

“It’s a fantasy poetry of a standard day. Influenced by Kerouac’s guide, On the Street, and its carefree angle and sense of journey. Attempting to make the listeners really feel mirrored with the lyrics, wanting on the mirror and feeling they’re a part of the hedonism of simply one other day. A free-spirited maverick wanting to discover all kicks and an inspiration and catalyst for being in a band. We’re mad to dwell… desirous of every part on the similar time. Regardless that generally it’s additionally combined with some beats of deepness, loneliness and melancholy. The observe additionally displays the completely different social lessons, the cats within the alleyways, our friends, and the loaded rats within the avenues. The story of passionate adventures and the seek for revelation are timeless.”

Hearken to ‘Mirror Mirror’ – BELOW:

The observe arrives as The Gulps put together to get ‘On The Street’ themselves, for a stretch of UK Tour Dates in February 2023. Taking in headline dates in London, Leeds, Glasgow and Manchester, the band can even assist Trampolene in Cardiff. The most recent run of dates follows rave-received assist slots with live-circuit staples corresponding to Ash, Forged, Skinner Brothers, Carl Barat and Keir final 12 months and instantly follows a SOLD-OUT nationwide tour of Spain, which garnered a lot consideration from nationwide press. The total record of recent dates are listed beneath.

“Mirror Mirror” shortly follows 2022 hit “Sweet”, with The Gulps already incomes key assist from the likes of BBC Radio 6 and Radio X at radio, and excessive reward from tastemakers corresponding to NME, Conflict and Louder Than Warfare. Launched through the band’s personal Guindilla information, the quintet additionally lately signed a publishing take care of Mike Smith and Downtown Music.

Hailing from all corners of Europe and the Center East, The Gulps are frontman Javier Sola (Vox) and guitarist Juan Carlos Ruiz (each from a small city in La Rioja, Spain), bassist Simon Mouchard (from Nantes, France), rhythm guitarist Francesco Antonio Buffone (from Calabria in southern Italy) and drummer Raoul Khayat (from Beirut, Lebanon).

At present based mostly in Camden, The Gulps’ infamous dwell reveals led to them turning into the final signing of the legendary Steve Unusual to X Ray Touring, earlier than his dying. They’re additionally presently managed by Creation Data legend Alan McGee (Oasis / Primal Scream).

In 2022 Gulps collaborated with Ibis Lodge Group in a advertising marketing campaign run by Unilad and have lately had their final single “Sweet” featured in Made In Chelsea. Final 12 months they went to Los Angeles to file with Danny Saber of Black Grape. Their first single of 2023, “Mirror Mirror”, was premiered by Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music. Standby for additional new music later this 12 months…

3 – CARDIFF, Clwb Ifor Bach
15 – LONDON, Decrease Third
17 – LEEDS, Oporto
18 – GLASGOW, Storage
19 – MANCHESTER, Citadel Lodge

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