Excellent production and brilliant knowledge of the subject bring the Barcelonan band ‘GAZ’ to the level of the best of the classic rock. ‘I’m Against It’ will make the debut in Formula Indie the November 4th!

Excellent production and brilliant knowledge of the subject bring the Barcelonan band ‘GAZ’ to the level of the best of the classic rock. ‘I’m Against It’ will make the debut in Formula Indie the November 4th!

With retro, foot-tapping grooves and powerful guitar riffs, pop-rock band GAZ are the
epitome of rock and roll with a signature twist. GAZ released their carefree and playful
album ‘Watergazed’ in February 2020, mixed and mastered by renowned engineer
George Shilling (The Soup Dragons, James Brown, Mike Oldfield, Blur). Transporting
listeners back to a time when The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Chuck Berry stormed
the charts, GAZ have dedicated their lives to crafting music that is nostalgic to listeners of
all ages.
The origins of GAZ began 20 years ago in the city of Barcelona. Ignited by a passion for
music, three friends set out on a journey to create music that lifts the spirit and entertains
the crowds. After many years of
successful tours and releases, the
trio set aside time to focus on other
prospects and it wouldn’t be until
they reunited in 2016, that their
album ‘Watergazed’ began to
surface. Combining pop and rock,
‘Watergazed’ is full of classic rock
and roll flavours, reminiscent of the
50s, 60s and 70s. Written by all
three band members, the songs
explore a range of topics, jampacked into one cohesive record.
Josep Antoni Lopez, lead vocalist
and bassist, took the role as lyricist,
pulling inspiration from his life
experiences accumulated into an
assortment of stories.
Opening the album is ‘I’m Against It’, the perfect introduction, with nostalgic
instrumentation of piano flourishes, smooth brass and catchy guitar riffs setting the scene.
Despite the heavy weight of the song topic, which depicts the power of people against
authoritarianism to make the world a better place, the orchestration has a lighthearted,
indulgent approach. ‘Fashionable Hedonism’ follows suit with a rhythmic groove and 70s
swagger, decorated with guitar riffs and strong vocals. Later tracks like ‘Something To
Find’ take on a 12-bar blues attitude, with bluesy piano and classic storytelling of love,
embodied by epic-sounding drum fills. ‘Till The Sun Comes Up’ offers ‘Watergazed’ the
space to breathe, a slow-paced, mellow track led by the piano and accompanied by
strong drum and bass builds. Pushing their boundaries one step further, the album finale
shifts gears, a daring move that delves into bluegrass, introducing the banjo, fiddle and
even a hearty ‘Yee-haw!’ True to form, the drama of Jordi Perdigo’s guitar riffs, Albert
Perdigo’s drum fills and Josep Antoni Lopez’s powerful vocals are the foundation of GAZ.
Much of ‘Watergazed’ has this anthemic feel, languishing in the soundscape of the
euphoric 60s and 70s rock and roll, transporting listener’s back to the past. It’s easy to
imagine this soundtrack translated on stage, a demonstration of their stagecraft and
gifted ability as musicians. As GAZ themselves aptly sing; “You could be saved by rock
and roll.”

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