By on October 3, 2012

Melbourne duo GYPSY & THE CAT sailed their 80’s synth infused take on yatch rock through the musical waters with their debut album ‘GILGAMESH’. Created by early 20 year olds at the time and in their own home studio, it excited the likes of Neon Gold, found a release on Young and Lost in the UK, a slot on a Kitsune Maison compilation, and a spot on NME Poll for the twenty “most likely”, all on its own musical merit. GYPSY & THE CAT were then surrounded by industry and expectations and the ultimate result turned out to be a band evolving through their own journey of touring, writing and listening.

The first taste of that evolution is the new single ‘BLOOM’, a sonic melting pot of a soaring infectious refrain. A dreamscape ballad with washed out melodies and driving tom-fuelled rock and dance-floor highs. It was recorded and produced again by the band and mixed with style by Dave Fridmann, the man on the board for the likes of MGMT, Tame Impala and The Flaming Lips.

It comes from the forthcoming long player #2 called ‘THE LATE BLUE’which is planned for international release in 2013 through the bands new indie label Alsatian Music. Also released for the first time in the US (and again on their new label) is their debut album ‘GILGAMESH’.

To mark their musical evolution and new found independence, GYPSY AND THE CAT are making ‘BLOOM’ available as a free download exclusively for the week commencing October 2nd through


Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.