Gulp are Guto Pryce (Super Furry Animals) and Lindsey Leven, with Gid Goundrey providing guitar and Stuart Kidd on drums. Fuzzed-up bass, dream-pop vocals, acoustic and electronic drums and synths…
Lindsey from the band said:
"Gulp were delighted to have the opportunity play at SXSW in Austin in March 2014. Playing to an international audience on the British Embassy stage was amazing. It was our first show abroad and we were apprehensive as to the response we would receive, but it was very busy and people were whooping and dancing - it couldn't have been better really! We are incredibly grateful for the (financial) support we got from Wales Arts International. Without them we couldn't have gone.
We're very lucky to be able to get the support we need for these international events from organisations here in Wales.
It's important to us that our music is heard internationally and SXSW served us well as a stepping stone towards this. When we were there we had successful meetings with labels, press and radio pluggers and one of these meetings led to our debut album being released by a label in North America."
When asked for some top tips, Gulp recommends:
"Travel light!! Whilst traveling between showcases you will do a lot of walking, and we ended up getting to shows via local bus! If we'd had too much gear it would have been impossible so we made do with our bare minimum."
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