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artist:   Gaffers        arrow Official Band Site labelcode:   03447  
title:   dear hiwatt label-catal.-no  9:PM 018  
Format:   CD Downloads:   Press info PDF download
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Gaffers GAFFERS
- „dear hiwatt"

What began with the 1997 Gaffers debut album "Rotor Slow Rotor Fast" as a refreshing noisy version of LoFi Pop played by a three-piece outfit and has been brillantly reviewed in the German music-press (and entirely fucked by it's distributor back then) has developed into a mature and outstanding group. Changes in line-up (reducing the group down to a duo) and production methods (concentrating on mobile digital recording-equipment) have taken a healthy influence on their unusual if not exceptional approach on pop-music. The result is convincing:
electronics have taken a bigger place in the Gaffers' world. Sounds and samples from forgotten floppy-discs combined with guitar-patterns never being even close to conventional stuff. Popsongs with a harsh edge celebrating themselves in a universe of odd melody-lines. Especially the current Gaffers material on their 6-track ep "Imbiss Team" gives a perfect image of the qualities of this group. The closest comparison might be Guided By Voices meets Mum on a Kraut-Rock-Party. The amazing thing with the Gaffers is in fact their ability to reinvent them permanently. This is both for their records and their live-peformance. In their current line-up with Dino Murolo on drums and beattie on bassguitar/vocals/samples & loops, eventually extended with a third member on guitar the gaffers are probably one of the most interesting european live-bands to be currently heard. We're talking about a perfectly balanced but nevertheless always angular blend of psychedelic electronica and fractured pop/song-structures.
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  CURRENT LINE-UP    
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  Beattie bass/git./synth/voc.    
  Dino Murolo drums    
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