Formed in 2015 by three friends with a desire to do something loud and exciting, Gaffa Tape Sandy’s popularity quickly escalated thanks to a series of incendiary live shows and a seemingly endless succession of instantly memorable garage-punk/rock tunes.
The Brighton/Bury St Edmunds outfit’s brand of giddily frantic, high-octane hyper rock ‘n’ roll has already landed them support slots with acts including IDLES, Peace, Art Brut, Weakened Friends, SuperGlu, Bloody Knees and UK tours supporting Indoor Pets & Skegss.
Their debut EP ‘Spring Killing’ lead to them performing at Glastonbury Festival 2017, with their next single ‘Beehive’ gaining much support including Huw Stephens’ BBC Radio 1 Tip Of The Week, before being included in NME’s 100 Essential Acts for 2018.
The past two years have seen them performing all over the UK festival circuit, from Live At Leeds & Liverpool Soundcity, to Latitude & The Great Escape Festival, as well as a number of international festivals across Iceland & Germany. In 2019 they announced their signing with Alcopop! Records, with their second EP ‘Family Mammal’ released in July on vinyl & digital platforms. The first vinyl pressing sold out within a few months, and a second pressing was produced in mid-2020.
While lockdown has mostly prevented them from gigging, Gaffa Tape Sandy are currently writing towards their debut album which we are aiming for a 2022 release.