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Approved: Gulp

By | Published on Thursday 12 July 2018

Gulp

Super Furry Animals bassist Guto Pryce’s band Gulp are set to release their new album, ‘All Good Wishes’, on 3 Aug. To mark the announcement, they have released new single ‘Claudia’.

“‘Claudia’ was inspired by a hand drawn comic book picked up in New York City, who’s character tried to catch the moon”, say the band. “Musically we channelled 60s tropicalia and 80s synth anthems”.

On how their songs in general come together, Pryce adds: “It usually comes from a simple melody, something Lindsey [Leven, vocals] has come up with. I think if you’ve got a good song underneath things it helps a great deal”.

Of the subsequent creative process, he goes on: “It’s very organic, something we made at home in our basement. 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”.

Listen to ‘Claudia’ here.

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