GAUCI share sentimental ballad ‘Come Around’, lifted from genre-hopping mixtape debut Growing Pains due April 4

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March 7 2024


“Beautifully brash and unapologetic: A dreamy, dramatic indie rock anthem that sends shivers down the spine”

Atwood Magazine

“The twinned forces of love and loathing remain potent in GAUCI’s roguish, mercurial Brat”

The Guardian Australia

“A good indication of just how willing bands are to completely eschew genre boundaries nowadays”


“Such an earworm! GAUCI are far from irritating”

Nick Findlay (triple j)

“Couldn't be more excited for the mixtape”

Abby Butler (triple j Drive)


10 Magazine

“Dancefloor euphoria”


“Verses Kim Petras would die for”


“The dancy, rocky, indie trio have spread their wings”

Mixdown Magazine

Over Myself

Dead Afraid
Growing Up
Come Around
Under My Skin
Eat My Words

GAUCI Growing Pains mixtape out 4 April 2024

‘Come Around’ is out now, buy/stream it here.

Genre connoisseurs GAUCI today unveil ‘Come Around’, the latest sonic twist from their upcoming mixtape Growing Pains due April 4. LISTEN HERE + PRE-SAVE HERE.

Continuing to bring their walls down in the wake of gauzy anthem ‘Dead Afraid’, GAUCI find the light on ‘Come Around’. Their most flagrantly sweet release speaks to an earnest relay of friendship breakdown, backed against simple acoustic guitar and shimmering synths. Taking cues from Clairo and Men I Trust, ‘Come Around’s grit lies in straight-forward honesty. With room to breathe and make the leap for confrontation through a hopeful keyboard progression, GAUCI un-do the rigor mortis of shyness.

“It’s a hopeful ballad in its essence,” GAUCI explain. “Realising that if you want things to change you have to speak what’s on your mind. We see it as a moment of vulnerability. This song always sounds like it should be in a cheesy coming of age film, Sixteen Candles kinda sh*t. We remember thinking it was radically different to everything we’d been writing up to that point, and it helped shape the rest of the melodies across the record. One of the hardest songs to go from demo to final product, it went through a few iterations and recordings before we landed here. Before we had really even thought of using live drums for a GAUCI record. After playing it live for a bit and seeing people’s reactions we decided we just needed to strip it back.”

The creative partnership of acclaimed mix engineer Antonia Gauci (Troye Sivan, 700 Feel, GRAMMY nominated for Kesha) on vocals, seasoned live performer David Gauci (Flowertruck, Hatchie) on guitar and multi-hyphenate mastermind Felix Lush (Brooke Candy, JamesJamesJames) on bass, GAUCI boast a wealth of expertise and training, galvanised by the freedom to authentically express their range. Combining the organic elements of a live band with modern pop production, bedroom and studio techniques with digital instrumentation, Growing Pains is an invigorating take on the universal, coming of age story by a band at their most adventurous, unrestrained and shamelessly direct.

Self described as “one of the best examples” of the mixtape’s multi-coloured offering, ‘Come Around’ side by side with ‘Dead Afraid’ and the indie charged ‘BRAT’ paint the tip of the sonic spectrum that Growing Pains will uncover. “Known for giving us something quite different for each release,” as recognised by triple j’s Ash McGregor, GAUCI’s debut delivers the eclectically exhilarating nature of the format’s origins across a collection of genres. With all songs written, recorded and produced collaboratively as GAUCI, with the addition of DMA’S Matt Mason on co-write ‘Eat My Words’.

GAUCI’s synergy continues to strike fire with continued praise from fans and media alike. From buzz inducing showcases at BIGSOUND to turning crowds away at the overcapacity Phoenix Central Park for SXSW Sydney; remixes for Vallis Alps and DZ Deathrays following their triple j playlisted single ‘Irritating’; recurrent DSP placement as the most playlisted independent act on release and national community radio support triggering top ten AMRAP Chart placement; praise from The Guardian, Mixdown Magazine and others for their balanced production craft amongst tastemaker co-signs from FBi Radio, Bandcamp, PAPER, Atwood Magazine, Frankie, Pilerats and more – be sure to expect anything but the atypical from GAUCI.

GAUCI come together through a spirit firm in tethering the untenable or unexpected, packaging inimitable pop smarts inside a tastefully nostalgic exterior. Consistently winning over crowds at SXSW Sydney, BIGSOUND, Yours & Owls, Dark Mofo, Grampians Music Festival, Wave Rock Weekender, King Street Crawl, Secret Garden, Mountain Goat Valley Crawl, and appearances alongside 1300, Hatchie, Julia Jacklin, G Flip, Jaguar Jonze, Parcels, Alice Ivy, Wafia, Tia Gostelow, Vallis Alps, Beach Fossils, Automatic and more amongst sold-out headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. GAUCI steady for their coming of age debut, champions of the local scene already.

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