Melbourne duo Gypsy & The Cat will release their second album 'The Late Blue' in the UK on 6th May which will be preceded by new single 'Only In December' on 8th April, both released via Alsatian Music.
'The Late Blue' is the follow-up to the band's debut album 'Gilgamesh, released in 2010, which sold over 250,000 albums worldwide and peaked at #2 in Australia. The band were discovered in 2009 by Australian radio station Triple J which was followed quickly by support from Mark Ronson's East Village Radio and the influential US blog Neon Gold, with both singles from the album 'Time To Wander' and 'Jona Vark' consequently charting at #1 on the Hype Machine chart.
'Only In December' is a psychedelic electro track with a huge chorus, which has a strong drum beat backed by melodic synths and gorgeous, mesmerising vocals. Album 'The Late Blue' is the perfect summer album; mixing the bands signature 'dream pop' sound with washed out melodies, indie-fuelled guitars, dance-floor highs and smart lyrics, it is addictively good. Recorded and produced by the band at home in Australia, the album was mixed by David Fridman (MGMT, The Flaming Lips).
Gypsy & the Cat are 24-year-old Xavier Bacash and 26-year-old Lionel Towers Influenced by a mixture of musical legends ranging from Spacemen 3 to Fleetwood Mac to Jeff Buckley and modern DJs from Justice to Daft Punk, Gypsy & the Cat make the perfect summer sunshine music.
The band have spent much of the last two years on the road riding the wave of the success of their first album. They have performed at the likes of Japan's Summersonic festival and Big Day Out, Future Music and Splendour in the Grass in Australia whilst also headlining their own tours across Europe. They performed live dates in both LA and New York last month whilst also appearing at 'Future Music Festival' earlier this month and will be over in the UK for shows in early summer.