GAUCI release bright new single ‘Heartbeat’, announce debut EP out October 16

September 2 2020
Photo by Mia Rankin, styled by Kurt Johnson

Gadigal/Sydney based group GAUCI today share their new single ‘Heartbeat’. Premiered via Home and Hosed on triple j, the trio also announce the release of their anticipated self-titled debut EP, out this October 16. Listen to ‘Heartbeat’ HERE.

Patiently working hard over the last twelve months honing their craft, GAUCI return with their most confident release to date. Where ‘To Save A Moment’ reflects on desperation and second chances, ‘Heartbeat’ is it’s prologue, soundtracking the unnerving pressure, mounted in the moments before declaring your feelings to someone. Multiple harmonies, whispers and autotune vocals culminate in a chorus of intoxicating glee. Complete with visualiser creatively directed by Tom Vanderzeil with type by Ana Gabrielle. Watch HERE

GAUCI share: “Heartbeat is about those intimate moments of exchanged whispers before confessing your unconditional love. It’s the feeling of being in a packed room unable to pay attention to anyone except the person you want to leave with.”

With each release Antonia and David Gauci and Felix Lush delve deeper into their textured sphere of sentimental electro, packaging inimitable pop smarts inside a tastefully nostalgic exterior. Their unique brand of sweeping, 80’s synth-pop reminiscent of Future Islands and Chromatics, meets the soaring euphoria of CHVRCHES and the crying-on-the-dancefloor release of Robyn, has built the group a cult following.

Locally championed by FBi Radio, NoiseyRUSSH Magazine and more inbetween performing at sold out hometown shows, GAUCI‘s danceable live show toured Australia’s east coast earlier this year, following appearances supporting Alice IvyHatchieParcelsG Flip, Wafia and others; plus festivals Dark MofoBIGSOUNDSecret Garden and soon alongside Tones And IBENEE,  DMA’S and more at Yours & Owls Festival.

The group’s immaculate production, palpably analogue with a contemporary, widescreen definition, helps them pull this out-of-time balancing act off both live and throughout their self-titled debut. Joining ‘Heartbeat‘ and the cinematic synths and 808s of ‘To Save A Moment‘, and ‘Paradise‘ includes live favourite ‘Anxious‘ and the nineties rom-com dowsed ‘November‘. Now with their forthcoming debut EPGAUCI are ready to welcome us into their world and show their mastery over their craft. 

Heartbeat by GAUCI is out now, buy/stream it here.

16 October 2020

1. To Save A Moment
2. Anxious
3. Heartbeat
4. Paradise
5. November

Artwork by Joanna Frank.

Sat Jan 16 – Torch Fest – Sydney
Sat Jan 23-Sun Jan 24 – Yours & Owls Festival – Wollongong
Tickets available here.


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