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EP Review: Gaffa Tape Sandy – Family Mammal

After months of hard work in the studio, Gaffa Tape Sandy have finally let their second EP Family Mammal loose to critical acclaim.

Their instant hit Beehive is unleashed on us right from the get-go, with the band’s proven formula of catchy hooks and razor-sharp instrumentation winning over fans only one song in.

My Desperate House is a boisterous number, a classic full throttle garage rock track brought to the fore by the raspy vocals of Kim Jarvis.

When it comes to songwriting there’s really no competition when it comes to this trio, and Meat Head and Headlights prove they are really at the top of the game. Meat Head‘s intense, passionate message of equality and the mental health awareness in Headlights shows why the band resonates with so many people.

Dinner Jacket shows off a more gentle side to their sound, with Catherine Lindley-Nelson’s vocals really shining through as the track rounds off with a thunderous finish.

One of the four tracks released before the EP was So Dry, a track which was inspired by “the people who really, really annoy us” but packs an absolutely killer chorus.

Ever since they starting touring this track back in 2017, Turnstile has been a fan favourite and it’s great to see it finally getting a studio release. Drummer Robin Francis sets the pace of the track with ease whilst the playful dual vocals combine perfectly throughout.

Rounding off the EP is the vociferous Kill The Chord, it’s rock’n’roll sound packs an almighty punch with Lindley-Nelson’s vocals shining once again.

Every track is as infectious as the last “banging tune” and it’s hard not to be begging for more after this. Gaffa Tape Sandy are one of the most exciting bands out there, and after this showing it won’t be long until they hit the big time. Oh, and I’d hate to have to write a setlist for them now.

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Track Review: Gaffa Tape Sandy – Meat Head

Bury St Edmunds trio Gaffa Tape Sandy deliver a track with an important message wrapped up in their passionate brand of garage rock in Meat Head.

Ahead of a busy summer festival schedule which sees Kim, Catherine and Robin take in sets at Latitude, Truck and dates abroad in Germany and Iceland, the trio have released Meat Head which is aimed towards “reckless attitudes that exacerbate rape culture”.

Meat Head is an instant hit starting off with the pounding instrumentals which soon grows into their usual fun, raucous style. In a change to usual proceedings, Catherine takes centre stage with a powerful vocal performance, which is complimented in the chorus by Kim’s vicious howls making the listening experience an enjoyable and thoughtful one.

There’s no doubt that this is one of Gaffa Tape Sandy’s catchiest tracks to date and already aligns well with tracks like Pink Neck/Train Wreck and the frantic Beehive in their outstanding live performances.

Having featured in NME’S Essential 100 for 2018 and various dates up and down the UK this summer, there’s no stopping the musical juggernaut that are Gaffa Tape Sandy, a band who are well and truly showing their potential. And Meat Head proves it.

Live dates:

07 July – Waldstock Festival, Germany

15 July – Latitude Festival

21 July – Truck Festival

28 July – Y Not Festival

11 Aug – River Town Festival, St Ives

15 Sept – Subterranean Festival, Cambridge

08-10 Nov – Iceland Airwaves

http://www.gaffatapesandy.co.uk

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Track Review: Gaffa Tape Sandy – Beehive

What a year Gaffa Tape Sandy have had.

The golden trio of Kim, Catherine and Robin have played on multiple stages across East Anglia, and were selected to play on the renowned BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival which was without a doubt one of the best sets of the weekend. Not forgetting the release of their hit-laden EP Spring Killing, featuring the absolutely huge Water Bottle and Pink Neck/Train Wreck.

Off the back of this, the band went into the studio to record their most recognisable track from their live sets, Beehive.

The song, released with help from Antigen Records, is a classic Gaffa Tape Sandy track packed with a memorable riff and an incredibly entertaining chorus. This song is incredible and is without a doubt the band’s best song yet.

The garage rockers from Bury St Edmunds are on to a winner with this pulsating track which is full throttle from the start to finish. And when they perform Beehive, they really turn it up a notch.

BSE’s best band? You bet.


Catch Gaffa Tape Sandy at their upcoming tour dates:
October 26th – The Big Moon, Cambridge
October 27th – V Bar, Colchester
December 2nd – The Hunter Club, Bury St Edmunds

Beehive is OUT NOW! Available on iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp! Get it or stream it right now! You will not be disappointed!