GL confirm new double-A-sided single, ‘Destiny/Reflect’
First new material since critically-acclaimed debut album, ‘Touch’
Debut European live shows also confirmed
“…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
“.… slickly produced and stuffed with addictive melodies, and provokes visceral reactions…” – The Line Of Best Fit
“With a bass-line that would have Patrice Rushen herself nodding in approval…a strutting, slinking slice of vintage-nodding, soul-filled disco” – DIY
GL return today with ‘Destiny’, the first half of their forthcoming double-A-sided single ‘Destiny/Reflect’ – the first 100% independent release for the duo. Alongside a special appearance at Dimensions Festival, GL have confirmed details of their first ever European live dates, showcasing a selection of live and DJ gigs this September.
‘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’s ‘Love 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, XLR8R and many more. Back home, they played a sold-out Australian tour off the back of their debut album, and have just announced Destiny/Reflect launches at two of Sydney & Melbourne’s most iconic venues. Handpicked to support Chet Faker on his biggest national headline tour yet, GL have won over crowds with sets at leading Australian festivals St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Falls Festival. 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.
September 1 | Dimensions Festival | Croatia (Live)
September 6 | Hope and Ruin | Brighton (Live)
September 7 | Rye Wax | London (DJ)
September 8 | The Victoria | London (Live)