Astral People & Collective Artists present
GL - 'Destiny / Reflect' Launch w/ special guests FORTUNES. Tickets
8:00pm, Sat 8 July, 2017
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
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GL return today with "Destiny", the first half of their forthcoming double-A-sided single Destiny/Reflect soon to be available on 12" - the first 100% independent release for the duo. Locking themselves away in the studio after a very busy summer at St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Splore Festival (NZ), Paradise Music Festival + The Plot, GL will be returning to the live front with two very special shows in Sydney & Melbourne.
"Destiny" is another distinct step forward from GL, following swiftly on the heels of August 2016's critically-acclaimed debut album Touch and suggesting a duo of restless creativity and crate-digging. Driven by a bouncing bass line and compelling harmony, "Destiny" is about - GL say - "looking for the positives and finding happiness in those around us. We were very lucky to have many friends lend their skills to this song - Jace XL singing harmonies, Haima Marriott on the mix and Phil Binotto on percussion. It is them, and so many other muses, that inspire us everyday. The world is pretty fucked up at the moment but if we all come together, maybe the heart ache will soon be gone."
GL are Melbourne duo Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson, who together create a thrilling contemporary spin on classic disco, funk, boogie, soul and electronic pop. From 2013'sLove Hexagon EP to acclaimed debut album Touch, the band have earned international recognition from the likes of The Guardian, i-D, The Fader, V Magazine and XLR8R, as well as extensive airtime with Touch awarded feature album/album of the week on FBi Radio, SYN FM and Radio Adelaide. After a sold-out national tour off the back of their debut album last year, GL will be showcasing brand new material, and a few surprises, at their forthcoming AUS & EU/UK tours. Handpicked to support Chet Faker on his biggest national headline tour yet, with sets at the country's most distinguished festivals Splendour In The Grass, St Jerome's Laneway Festival and Meredith Music Festival, GL have won over crowds at intimate and large-scale shows alike. At once ebullient, melancholic, amorous, sweet, tempestuous, sexy, nocturnal, heartbroken and carefree, GL's songwriting never loses site of being consistently inviting, stylish and danceable. "Destiny" suggests that GL's own will be equally bright.
"...infectious electric boogie rhythms with funk-tinged edges" - Stereogum
"Synthy, sweet, and oh so starry-eyed" - The Fader
"... authentically polished machine romance-dance" - The Guardian
"DESTINY" TAKEN FROM FORTHCOMING DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE
DESTINY / REFLECT
PRE ORDER DESTINY / REFLECT 12" HERE