SJM Concerts Present The Gulps
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From the four corners of Europe and the Middle East, hell-bound for fame and chaos, The Gulps are a rock’n’roll act based in Camden, London.
Originally from a small town in La Rioja, Spain, lead singer Harry and his Basque punk guitarist Charlie Green, chased their teenage obsessions with English rock bands across the pond to England.
They met their fellow band mates at the Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance – bassist Simon Mouchard from Nantes, France, drummer Raoul Khayat, from Beirut, Lebanon and guitarist Francesco Buffone from Calabria in Southern Italy.
Within two weeks of forming they were recording their first demos at Premises studios in Hackney, making songs that merged classic punk and rock’n’roll, ‘60s psychedelia and the gnarled pop charge of The Strokes with the gritty, modern underground intensity of Idles or Shame.
Within six months they’d caught the ear of famed producer Youth at a rabid gig at the Camden Monarch. He recorded their debut single ‘The King’s House’: a Hives-meet-Stones confessional, released in March 2019, bawling out true stories from The Gulps’ legendary parties, from the“crazy dancing!” to police raids.
The hustle never stopped. They hunted down Steve Lamacq at his favourite pre-show boozer to hand him a CD of the single and he played it on air within days.
When Francesco spotted Creation records legend Alan McGee at a café in Borough Market in 2020, he wasn’t going to let The Gulps’ perfect manager slip through his fingers. He plied McGee with the results of a further two-week session at Youth’s studio in the mountains of Granada in 2019.
Alan loved an urgent, Strokesy track called ‘Stuck In The City’, McGee and signed them to his new label It’s Creation Baby. In October 2021, The Gulps released ‘Stuck In The City’. Played across BBC Radio 6, Radio X and playlisted on Hot New Bands, Shockwave and All New Rock playlists on Spotify, The Gulps proved that the world was ready to receive them. They have recently gained support slots with legendary artists like Carl Barat, Cast and Skinner Brothers and have a promising 2022 ahead with plenty of live action and new singles on the horizon.