Gulf, formed in Liverpool in 2014.
With groove-laden beats, snaking bass lines and the seeming inability to differentiate between established genres, their sound is a melting pot of pop, psychedelia, disco and anything in between.
“Mark Jones’s voice is the epitome of anti-singing, in the sense of someone straining to reach notes and express (as in: expectorate) their feelings. It is an instrument of cool dispassion, barely breaking into anything beyond a restrained tenor, conveying boyish wonder and yearning” – Paul Lester, The Guardian
Gulf are Mark Jones (guitar, vocals, synths), Femi Fadero (guitar, backing vocals), Tom Murray (guitar, backing vocals), Jake Brown (bass) and Josh Gorman (drums).
Radio support from Zane Low, Huw Stephens (Radio 1), BBC6, Amazing Radio and BBC Merseyside, and tipped by The Guardian as “One of the best bands for 2015’ have given the band early attention.
“Equal parts disorientating, momentous and expansive / Gulf continue their ascent into the psych stratosphere” – NME