The group have an urgency and power almost incomparable to anything out now. They’re raucous, energetic, and sprinkled with melodies even the most seasoned acts would be jealous of. Tracks like “Beehive” offer up catchy riffs and lyrics that instantly stick in your head, the melodies of the pre-chorus offer a beautiful build up to an insanely brash and rip-roaring chorus as they sing “Sweetheart, I’m in the bathroom waiting for you to come and apologise to me”. “Water Bottle” from the band’s 2017 EP ‘Spring Killing’ offers a somewhat emotional and real intro singing “I don’t ever wanna die, I wanna be immortal” before bursting into the same lyrics with loud punky grungy guitar cutting through like a hot knife through butter.
The group aren’t limited to this punky/grungy/rock though. The final track from the ‘Spring Killing’ EP “Collarbones” offers up a softer indie tune backed by atmospheric rain. The melancholic vibes instantly take a hold of your heart and let you relate instantly. It does jump in with some heavier notes through the chorus but it remains a somewhat lighter track and beautifully shows the band’s range.
Gaffa Tape Sandy has performed at the likes of Truck Festival, Glastonbury, and are even playing Iceland’s Airwaves festival this year. They also have various shows lined up around the country and from only watching videos of their live shows I know that you NEED to go see this powerhouse of an act.
Photos: Burnt Out Media
GAFFA TAPE SANDY ARE:
Catherine Lindley-Neilson – Vocals/Bass
Robin Francis – Drums/Percussion
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