Gulp - Vast Space 2

Gulp – Vast Space

Another name to add to that growing list of bands that quite frankly you need to check out before you get any older are Gulp. Debut full length ’Season Sun’ is primed for emergence this summer with ’Vast Space’ being sent ahead by way of a reconnaissance sortie. Gulp is the latest project of Guto Pryce – he of Super Furry Animals fame – here paired up with his wife Lindsey Leven for what is by our reckoning the best thing we’ve heard since the Soundcarriers debuting 7 inch all those years back.

Smoothly smouldered in shimmering 60’s hazes and subtle strobes of psychedelic wooziness, the back bone of this ethereal cosmic cutie nibbles ever so deeply at Lou Reed’s ’Waiting for the Man’ though for all that is sumptuously threaded and framed in a blend of smoking cool twang inflections and the soft drift breeze of mind swirling Hammonds that to these ears sound not unlike a seriously uber chilled Black Angels. Factor into the equation and purring enchantingly overhead Ms Leven coos seductively eking out a softly dappled Siren-esque mantra whose sweetly harnessed mesmerist calm tenderly takes its cue from Bang Bang Machine’s Elizabeth Freeth and Curve’s Toni Haliday.

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