Gaffa Tape Sandy
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Garage rockers 'Gaffa Tape Sandy' are three very nice, polite young people from a picturesque market town in rural East Anglia and, as such, are a nightmare to write a press release for. Pushed for lurid gossip, their manager was able to confirm that Robin worked in a Christian tea shop, Kim is often called “Tim” by people who mishear his name, and Catherine once had a job in a tile shop, where she became an expert in grout.
Fortunately, Gaffa Tape Sandy are a band who don’t need a backstory filled with controversy or comedy misadventures to get people’s attention. Their self-released debut single Smart-Dressed Guy and follow-up EP Spring Killing have already received airplay from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson and Huw Stephens, and earlier this year, they were chosen by BBC Introducing to perform at Glastonbury.
The Bury St Edmunds outfit’s brand of giddily frantic, high-octane hyper rock ‘n’ roll has already landed them support slots with acts including IDLES, Peace, SuperGlu, Bloody Knees and Get Inuit, whilst a flurry of upcoming tour dates will see them further establish their burgeoning live reputation.
Produced by George Perks (SuperGlu), Gaffa Tape Sandy’s new single 'Beehive' was released 20th October via Antigen Records and is available on all good digital platforms.
Glastonbury Festival - “Exquisitely brash garage rock from Bury St Edmunds!”
BBC Introducing - “Get to know Gaffa Tape Sandy now, because soon everyone else will and you’ll feel really left behind. (In other words: they’re really great)”
We Close Tonight - “You’ve not listened to this band enough, even if you’ve had them on repeat every day since they first released any form of recorded music.”
Clash Magazine - “…off kilter indie rock thrills arriving with a barrel-load of infectious hooks.”
Fresh On The Net - “… unexpectedly the chorus opens up and hits you straight in the face. I’m sure the contents of every plastic pint glass at every gig will end up on the floor in the ensuing melee.”
RecordOfTheDay.com - “Despite all of the usual influences, Gaffa Tape Sandy have successfully swerved the clichés often found in emerging garage rock of their ilk, there’s no copy and pasting of their favourite tracks or genres here, giving instead what is a well-rounded debut that nods to their individual heroes whilst being entirely their own. The male / female vocal adds extra depth rather than feeling overdone, with their live performance being a must-see.”