And we play the game of love, and we hope that it’s enough

Here’s a welcome bit of news to perk us all up as Winter begins to poke it’s needy little face in at the window. Erstwhile (or current if you believe the rumours) Super Furry Animals bass player, Guto Pryce has a rather lovely little side project emerging, called Gulp.

Gulp

Formed with singer Lyndsey Leven and with the help of (erstwhile / current) SFA drummer Daf, Gulp this summer released a single on ELK Records from Cardiff. And it’s a bit of a belter…

In the last few months, I’ve done some pretty extensive digging into the various back and side catalogues of most of the members of Gorky’s, but inexplicably, Gruff aside, have rather ignored the outputs of the SFA members. More fool me, I guess, because I really like this Gulp record. The main track (do people still speak about A and B sides?), “Game Love” is particularly fine – insistent but ethereal vocals, draped languidly over a gorgeous, loping bass line.

You’ll like this:

Then there’s this rather more dancy, dubby offering on the other side, called Diamonds in the Sky. Words like “cinematic” and names like “Ennio Morricone” are being bandied around, but I gues nobody likes to say that it sounds a bit like, you know, Super Furry Animals… (No problem with that…)

I’m really keen on this, and am really looking forward to the album that’s being planned for next year. They’ve done a few dates recently and are, I think, due to support Django Django through October and November in the UK and Ireland. Catch ‘em while they’re hot!

Here’s a couple of  clips of Gulp playing the Club Ifor Bach in Cardiff this summer, sorry no idea of the name of either track:

 

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