Those Gulls are Andrew Grosvenor (guitar, vocals), Kate Schroder (synth, vocals), Jake Ting (guitar), Kurt Borutski (bass), and Peter Zachar (drums). Formed in 2007 by Andrew and Peter as a two-piece recording project, a constant desire to experiment and evolve has shaped Those Gulls into its current five-piece setup.
Those Gulls’ sound is a blend of snarly post-punk, airy electro-pop, and upbeat dance-rock. Most recently, the band has been compared to The Joy Formidable, M-83, and Sonic Youth.
Those Gulls’ new album, Forevermore, represents the most complete realization of the music they have long imagined. Drawing together the disparate but complimentary influences of the current lineup and unifying them in a common thread, the new record surges with energy and a powerful sound that is continually reaching ever higher.
Celebratory rock is probably the easiest way to describe the band as a whole, but there’s a lot more nuance to the way they build their songs
– Grayowl Point
A few contemporary names that come to mind that dare to be epic: M83, Tame Impala, CHVRCHES and Ottawa’s own Those Gulls.
– Couch Assassin
The influence of Joy Division/New Order, and their many varieties of post-punk descendants, heard here as danceable introspection.
– Ottawa Citizen