Gulp, a trio made up of Super Furry Animals‘ Guto Pryce, vocalist Lindsey Leven and guitarist Gid Goundrey, have revealed their new single ‘Claudia’, a twinkling cut infused with infectious vocal refrains, it’s redolent of the more pastoral moments from Goldfrapp. Its lifted from their forthcoming new album All Good Wishes set for release August 3rd via E.L.K. Records.
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 channeled 60’s Tropicalia and 80’s synth anthems.”
Gulp are on a journey, their debut album Season Sun was a home-grown delight. The follow up All Good Wishes is rooted in pop songwriting “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.”
“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.”
“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.”
All Good Wishes tracklist:
1. Search For Your Love (video)
3. Spend Time Right Here With You
4. I Dream Of Your Song (video)
6. All Good Wishes
7. Morning Velvet Sky
8. Following Rain
10. Watching Ships
11. Silver Tides