After touring China in 2006 with acclaimed post-punk group The Deep Green Sea, singer/guitarist Andrew Grosvenor returned home to Ottawa. Inspired and determined to recapture the whirlwind exhilaration of rocking night after night in a nation unknown, Grosvenor founded Those Gulls.
Together Grosvenor, drummer Peter Zachar, and bassist Pierce McKennirey perform sophisticated, yet unassuming, guitar-driven indie rock. With a breathless live show, dedicated and growing cult audience and a series of music videos under their belt, Those Gulls are working industriously to carve out their own niche in Ottawa's burgeoning music scene.
In 2011, the band's diligence manifest itself into their own home studio where they completed their third LP, self-titled, “Those gulls.” The new album pits up-tempo, melodic riffs against sonic exploration, intuitive layering and instrumentation. Through a veil of warm guitars and catchy hooks, Grosvenor's earnest delivery and writing conjures vignettes of isolation, lost love, and social discord. Zachar's dynamic drumming, and McKennirey's subtle, deft bass round out the nine songs beautifully.
The combination of compelling, thought-provoking songs and high energy performances are what make Those Gulls more than just a bar-pleasing rock band. And with the release of “Those gulls.” the band has made its strongest musical growth, while showcasing an exuberant desire to continue moving forward, to soar.