Super Furry Animals‘ side projects seem to be the done thing at the minute. While Gruff Rhys might claim most of the attention and accolades, he is something of a musical gift that keeps on giving to be fair, the rest of the band are busy with their own respective works. Cian Ciaran has had two solo records in as many years and bassist Guto Pryce’s own side project, Gulp, have an album coming out in June.
Formed with singer Lindsey Leven, Gulp have already proven their caliber through earlier singles ‘Game of Love’ and ‘Play’. While both were exquisite cuts of breezy psych-folk, their latest single ‘Vast Space’ has much more cinematic, ethereal charm, not to mention oomph! Lindsey’s cool, hushed vocals lightly coat the gritty, blues-infused psychedelia, and act as the perfect companion for those effervescent organ chimes. Driven by a rumbling, rambling bassline and a hypnotic rhythm; it’s got a solid sonic groove that brings to mind some of the slower Django Django moments (who they were on tour with last year). Not bad company to be in at all.
Gulp‘s debut album, Season Sun will be released through Everloving Records on June 24th but for now, you can get acquainted with ‘Vast Space’.