Exclusive stream: Gypsy and The Cat ‘The Late Blue’

“We spent a lot of time trying to forge a new sound. We’ve moved forward – to the ‘60s.”

On their second album, Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers of Gypsy and The Cat wanted to move away from the “yacht rock” sound that defined their critically acclaimed debut Gilgamesh. Looking for inspiration they turned to the psychedelic sounds of Spacemen 3, Supertramp and The Zombies. The result: The Late Blue, an album of “dreamscape ballads, driving tom-fuelled rock, lazy Nordic grooves and liquid tones”.

Streaming exclusively on FL in the lead-up to its release on October 19, The Late Blue was written and recorded entirely by Bacash and Towers on a farm in regional Victoria. It was later mixed by Dave Fridmann, the genius producer/engineer behind albums by The Flaming Lips, MGMT and, most recently, Tame Impala’s Lonerism.

Having spent the last 12 months touring the world, Gypsy and They Cat describe The Late Blue as a record “written on the road, recorded in the country, to be played in the city”. And you can hear it in a city near you when they play shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth this November.

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