Thursday 13 February 2014


GenresPunk / Noise/Post/Math Rock / Post-Hardcore / Screamo / Sludge
Related artistsFor Want Of, With A Sword On A Horse and Hokaset.
CountryAustin, Texas USA
Years Active2012-present
Song: "I Am The Business"
Album: "Roach Coffin"
Year: 2013
Label(s): HFF / What's Left Records
This post's artist is from the February 2014 Mix. This is track #10.
You can download the February 2014 Mix#2 right here.
For fans ofHot Cross, We Are Empire, FrodusSecret Arms, Ladder DevilsKill Sadie
                  Die Princess Die, Smile To The Wind, Carrion Spring, MoxiebeatCallow
                  Heart On My Sleeve, These Arms Are SnakesItto, CassilisFor Want Of,
                  Storm The Bastille, EdhochuliIce Hockey, Ten Grand, Lord Snow and 
                  Animal Faces, aka PROPER Screamo.

GAFF is a pretty new band that has only recorded two releases, but those releases have been pretty engaging thus far. The band's early work is a strange mishmash of styles that mix the way different colours of paint look when poured down a drain. These different styles compress together and make a very sludgy and thick wall of sound loosely like These Arms Are SnakesLadder Devils and Moxiebeat (especially the craziness at end of "Wolves Among Empyrean"). If I were to name just one band, in the end the early demo sounds the most like the final album released by Storm The Bastille - crunchy, heavily distorted guitars which are off-time and come to life with the strained howling of the vocalist. Lots of sludge.

My boy Adam used to play in For Want Of and brings a few sounds from that band into GAFF. This is much more apparent on the new split with With A Sword On A Horse, as he is the only guitar player on that release. This new stuff will appease fans of the super-group Hot Cross, as well as Lord Snow in parts of "Gnarcorrido" which are similar in the extended palm muting and overall song structure (albeit much slower).
The vocals have shifted to a less yelled and more screamed variety with a single vocalist and fit with the bouncier/mathier rhythms that the band is now experimenting with - not to mention they have since added a second guitarist from With A Sword On A Horse, so the band's next release should be absolutely stellar.

I strongly recommend checking these fellas out, as the demo is more than decent and the split has left me salivating.


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2012 - Roach Coffin cdEP

2014 - With A Sword On A Horse Split cassetteEP

(2012) GAFF - "I Am The Business" (from 'Roach Coffin')

(2012) GAFF - "Roach Coffin" (from 'Roach Coffin')

(2014) GAFF - "Compliance" (from 'Wasoah' split)

(2014) GAFF - "Gnarcorrido" (from 'Wasoah' split)


GAFF discography mp3 download / additional links


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