The Gulps present the official video for “Stuck In The City”; their essential new single out on Alan McGee’s It’s Creation Baby imprint.
Directed by Sandra Crilo and shot around Soho over Summer 2021, the video follows a day-in-the-life of the band as they immerse themselves in the diverse cultural riches of one of London’s most vibrant quarters.
Mirroring the breathless post/punk score of “Stuck In The City” with visuals of a heart-stopping intensity and searing performance footage, it offers further credence to McGee’s claim that The Gulps are “the best band I’ve signed since Oasis”.
Speaking about the video and the decision to film in Soho, The Gulps say:
“We wanted to show a bit of the life in the city, so we thought Soho was a great place as there are so many different contrasts around there. At night especially is when you can see many different and extravagant people. We love that aspect of London but we also think that’s where there is a lot of inequality between people’s lifestyles, with an omnipresent capitalism that they can forget by getting drunk and taking drugs, diving into a digital life. That’s when you start feeling stuck, the idea of your life and the continuous bombardment with advertisement, that sells you an empty stimulus of happiness.”
A visceral punk/rock track for our times, “Stuck In The City” is a song about the slow death of a society crumbling before our very eyes. A wake-up call like an atomic bomb, it’s a track that finds The Gulps railing against the powers-that-be while swinging at the docile public sleepwalking into its demise. As frontman and songwriter, Harry All explains of the single:
“These days we’re living I feel society is falling on a deep clean sweep without getting us in torture labs. Our today’s torture labs are advertisement, consuming, social media… Becoming a sleepy society, advocated to consume drugs, to get likes, to buy online, everyday we see how mental health becomes a bigger issue in our daily lives.”
With the country going down the shitter at an accelerating pace, it’s just as well The Gulps are going places fast.
Owning a shared philosophy that “music is everything”, The Gulps are a band who are unafraid of a grand statement or to speak their minds. With a defiant sense of belief in their creations and cause, from their limited shows and releases so far the band have earned a reputation for making insurgent alt/rock masterclasses that rage against the injustices of our corrupt and ailing society, while flying the flag for a new era of rock’n’roll.
Take a deep breath and swallow hard, here come… The Gulps
THE GULPS – TOUR DATES
07/12 Bristol Louisiana (w/ Keir)
14/12 London Paper Dress Vintage
27/01 Cardiff Tramshed (supporting CAST)
28/01 Southampton Engine Rooms (supporting CAST)
29/01 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire (supporting CAST)
30/01 Norwich The Waterfront (supporting CAST)