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Introducing: GAPS

Brand new Sexbeat signings GAPS is the beautiful reunion between old school friends, Rachel and Ed, after many years apart. The dynamic of this Brighton-based duo sees Rachel singing and recording ideas using her laptop’s in-built mic, before sending them off for Ed to work his production magic. The two then reconvene to complete the tracks together. Their influences are as diverse as Vashti Bunyan, Ravi Shankar and Four Tet, culminating to create a sound that is truly unique.

Shankar’s inspiration definitely shines through in the layered guitars on debut track ‘Cascade’, which gradually give way to electronic beats and synth pulses, before crashing into a punchy and rather unexpected guitar solo. Rachel’s haunting voice soars effortlessly throughout, glossing over indecipherable lyrics that are nonetheless soothing to the subconscious.

‘Cascade’ is paired with ‘Keep You’ on the band’s debut AA single, which is available via Sexbeat from July 15th. Pre-order it now.

GAPS will play the following UK live dates:

Tues 11th June @ Old Blue Last
Thurs 20th June @ Shacklewell Arms
Thurs 11th July @ Shacklewell Arms – London single launch party
Mon 15th July @ Green Door Store – Brighton single launch party

- Ally Russell



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