GAUPA - New Album Myriad Out Today!
A true myriad of musical delights that leaves you in complete awe.
Distorted Sound (UK)
One of my favourite rock albums of the year for sure!
Desert/stoner vibes with added big time sensuality.
Metal Hammer (UK)
If Björk ditched the avant-pop, listened to a load of early Sabbath and Jesus and Mary Chain records and started a new band, it might sound like this.
Classic Rock (UK)
Today, unique Swedish psychedelic rock band GAUPA is celebrating the release of its sophomore album, Myriad. It features eight diverse and exquisitely crafted songs that keep strolling around between progressive rock, psychedelic & stoner rock, doom and folk. An eclectic and unpredictable, yet very mature record by a band that is destined to win over any open-minded music enthusiast from each branch the heavy rock spectrum has to offer.
BUY OR LISTEN TO "MYRIAD" HERE: https://gaupa.bfan.link/myriad
In celebration, GAUPA have released a gorgeous animated video for the album's powerful opening track 'Exoskeleton'. The clip was created by Simon Hjortek who has already worked on some of GAUPA's previous, visually striking music videos. Here, he combined retro sci-fi with mind-bending surrealism perfectly matching the dream-like atmosphere that runs like a golden thread through GAUPA's body of work.
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 'EXOSKELETON' HERE: https://youtu.be/0QTPNH-WHpE
"We are extremely stoked to finally share this album with the world! Love/ GAUPA"
With surreal lyrics, an energetic, very unique singer, and an addictive sound that combines progressive stoner rock with doom, folk and psychedelic rock influences, GAUPA released their self-titled debut EP in June 2018 and have since made a name for themselves in the international underground rock scene. The GAUPA EP was well received and led to the band playing one of their first live performances at Scandinavia’s biggest rock festival, Sweden Rock. GAUPA then got a chance to release the EP on vinyl via German label Kozmik Artifactz in October 2019 and went on to playing a solid number of shows and festivals. Critics were impressed, not only by the studio recordings and their diverse & complex arrangements, but also by the level of intensity the band displayed live.
In April 2020 GAUPA, which means "lynx" in Swedish dialect, followed up their debut EP by releasing their first full length album, Feberdröm, gaining even more attention from both, an international audience as well as the world's biggest metal label: NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.
Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Nuclear Blast Records Europe stated: "“While most newcomer bands struggled during the Corona pandemic, GAUPA managed to grow in quality. Their unique sound hasn’t remained unnoticed and word of mouth spread fast. Once we had seen their live stream show and had some video conferences, we knew they would sit well in an artist roster that contains some of their favourite bands, even if GAUPA isn’t very metal at all. But it’s that attitude to tear down boundaries between genres – just for the sake of art. We are proud to welcome them in good company.”
In 2021, GAUPA re-entered the studio to record their second full-length album Myriad, which will be released on November 18, 2022. GAUPA have currently been focussing on the Swedish festival Summer of 2022, but they are already working with great excitement on tours that will bring them to new stages all over the world.