Gulf // In Short

GULF field day

Like your guitar rock the woozy psychedelic way? If so, you should get to know Gulf, who play our stage at Field Day.

We expect the Liverpool Five (they had to go one better, yeah?) to show off their crystalline and shimmering guitar pop on the day, with nary a regard to the late Nineties. Sure, there are big hints of Electronic in their music. But the lads also have been clever enough to craft some bizarre arrangements that sound like two great pop songs being played at once – and at different speeds.

That’s no mean feat, but their shiny new track Ocean does just that as it just snakes its way through a tight bassline and a wall of keyboards to find the perfect mix of the laconic and the lysergic. Hence, their rather sensible love of Dungen and Daft Punk – see below.

Formed in 2014, their unique and dreamy sound has won them a bunch of fans and a huge amount of radio support from the BBC’s Zane Lowe and Huw Stephens, among others. Ahead of their Field Day set on June 7, we caught up with guitarist Femi Fadero and asked him the tough questions:

If I had to describe my music in 3 words, I’d use…
Groovy. Huw Stephens described us as sleek which seems fitting.

My favourite film ever is…
Star Wars Episode IV

The most famous person I’ve met is…
Simon Raymonde/Zane Lowe

The song I hate the most is…
Any song without thought.

The worst job I’ve ever had is…
Any job that doesn’t involve thought.

If I was in a tribute band it would be…
A Wu Tang Clan instrumental band, would be cool to play all those Gladys Knight, The Charmels and Wilson Pickett samples and really emphasise the soul and funk at the heart of their songs.

My favourite word is…
Crop

If I had a super power I’d want it to be…
Time Travel

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…
With our ability to travel through time, a functional coliseum; minus the senseless violence, classism and bloodshed.

I think you should listen to…
Dungen

If I could see anyone play live it would be…
Daft Punk

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Gulf play the London in Stereo x Moth Club stage at Field Day on June 7th