Australian pop duo Gyspy & The Cat are one of the most exciting new acts to hit the scene this year. I saw Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers perform at the One Movement Festival in Perth, Australia this past October, and was I immediately grabbed by their heartfelt blend of pop.
Gypsy & The Cat's music is dominated by pop-savvy melodies with massive, uplifting choruses and sparkly production stylings that balance the darker and melancholic storytelling. It is the distinct contrast between melodies and lyrics that make Gyspy & The Cat's music truly compelling.
I met up with Xavier and Lionel via video in London last week to get to know them a little better. Candid and laid-back, we chatted late in the evening about how they started collaborating, their songwriting process and the very personal emotions that are at the core of their phenomenal debut album "Gilgamesh."
"Gilgamesh" was released on Sony/RCA in Australia this week and the group is releasing "The Piper's Song" as their single in the U.K. Xavier and Lionel also chat about their release plans for the U.S. that are currently in the works. (Thanks for staying up so late guys. Good to meet you!)