We are delighted to welcome Bury St. Edmunds-based power trio Gaffa Tape Sandy to antigen records, where they join labelmates SuperGlu, as part of a puzzling new trend in adhesive-themed band names.
Gaffa Tape Sandy are: Catherine Lindley-Neilson (voice and bass), Kim Jarvis (voice and guitar) and Robin Francis (drums). All three are 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.
They closed their Glastonbury set with a blistering version of new single Beehive, which you can watch right here. The studio version was produced by George Perks (SuperGlu, the Darkness, Johnny Borrell) and will be available to download or stream on all reputable digital platforms from 20 October. More details soon.
BBC Introducing in Suffolk, always good for quote, said about them: “Ever wondered what Pixies would sound like if they were younger and lived in Bury St. Edmunds? Us neither, but it’s nice that Gaffa Tape Sandy are on hand should anyone ever ask. We think they’re a joy… Go see.”