‘A thing of eyeball popping beauty’ Artrocker ***** 5 stars
Gulp are a Cardiff-based garage space-pop band fronted by Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) and Lindsey Leven. They are joined by Gid Goundrey on guitar and various drumming wizard friends from the wigged-out Welsh pop community.
Originally from Scotland, vocalist Lindsey moved to Cardiff 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 they joined forces to create this musical venture.
Gulp make warm, fuzzy, luscious pop by combining ethereal sounds of both acoustic and electric drums, synths and guitars. 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 gloaming of rural Scottish and Welsh homescapes.
After a period of relative inactivity – co-inciding with Guto hitting the stage with the Super Furries again during 2015/16, Gulp landed a superb new single to dispel the 2017 January lull. Recorded on a farm in mid Wales, ‘Search for your Love’ complete with extended Django Django mix is an instant classic.