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PREMIERE: Great Gable unveil live performance of ‘Blur’ ahead of debut album ‘Tracing Faces’

Perth four-piece Great Gable are steamrolling their way to their debut album Tracing Faces, set for release this Friday.

Before then they’ve made a pit-stop at their old stomping ground, Freo Social, unveiling a live performance of Blur.

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Great Gable have unveiled a mesmerising live performance of Blur, spreading their cool melancholic sound ahead of their debut album Tracing Faces.

As they continue to live up to the moniker of being the hottest new indie group to come out of Western Australia, the band returned to the roots of their stellar rise, delivering a dreamy yet captivating performance of Blur.

The clip was produced and shot by Liam Fawell and Daniel Hidelbrand, with Dylan Ollivierre and Chris Chen on sound duties, taking us up close and personal as the band jam out to one of the lead singles from Tracing Faces. Buoyant vocals, hypnotic riffs, and hearty guitar melodies are all on display at a venue Great Gable performed at as recently as last year.

The video showcases the genuinely laid-back and mesmerising nature of Alex Whiteman, Matt Preen, Callum Guy, and Chris Bye, whose dynamic stage presence has always commanded attention. Known for their relentless touring schedule, Great Gable are due back on stages across the country in October but until then, let their performance at Freo Social quench that live music thirst.

With their debut LP due out this Friday, the boys from WA enlisted the help of producers Alex Henriksson and ARIA award winner/indie rock darling Matt Corby as Great Gable looked to take their first long-player to another level. Drummer, Callum Guy, spoke of the influence their producers had on Tracing Faces, saying, “They are such legends. They helped us bring the best out of our songs and really inspired us.

Having amassed a fervent fan base with their EP’s GG, Modern Interaction, and last year’s Lazy Bones Tapes, the band looked to the calming locale of The Music Farm in Byron Bay to record the new album. The goal: deliver an LP that pushes the envelope beyond their already heavenly EPs.

Bassist Chris Bye shared that “recording at The Music Farm surrounded by nature definitely influenced the overall vibe of the album.

The 10-track Tracing Faces feels riding a relatable wave of emotion, hypnotised by the surf breaking on the shoreline as you unwind out at sea. Interweaved with the vulnerable themes of love, the unpredictability of relationships, and issues surrounding mental health, their debut album sees Great Gable’s classic sound and ideas augmented and empowered.

 

Tracing Faces is out this Friday. Pre-order or pre-save your copy here.