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Great Gulfs

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Taking cues from soft rock legend Ned Doheny, ‘Great Gulfs’ comes on like Bryan Ferry cruising down Ocean Drive. It’s a tale of unrequited love, explored through the metaphor that physical matter is comprised mostly of ‘great gulfs of nothing,’ a phrase which, consequently, singer Luke Novak lifted from a documentary show about physics, in keeping with the band’s love of the inspirational goldmine of our fragmented TV experience. Mixed by Jered Stuffco (Jex Opolis / Good Timin') within the song’s louche crisp sax bars and wind-swept hooks lies a deep romantic nostalgia befitting its subject matter. This poignant nostalgia is explored visually in the fantastic accompanying DIY surf/skate archive footage shot by American marine biologist Brian Tissot. For Late TV, ‘Great Gulfs’ is a shining testament to their versatility and range as both players and songwriters. From the purity of their source material to the depth of their inspiration, there is no question that Late TV are one of the most refreshingly idiosyncratic and authentic acts around.

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Great gulfs of nothing ripple with waves
At the sound of your name they say; “Don’t waste any days”
Because just like people they can slip away

But even nothing has time and space, so the theory states
And my theory is:

You should take some, take some of mine
I’ve got enough I do not mind experiments of the other kind

You made new by quoting them, old things that I said to you
When I was lost for words
And then all of my dreams became loose at the seams
Because just like nothing they were not what they seem

And even nothing has time and space, so the theory states
And my theory is:

You should take some, take some of mine
I’ve got enough I do not mind experiments of the other kind

credits

from Great Gulfs, released February 15, 2019
Luke J Novak - Guitar, Vocals, backing Vocals, Lyrics
Martin Coxall - Keyboards
Ryan Szanyi - Bass Guitar
Richard 'Beu' Bowman - Drums
Evesham Nicholas - Saxophone
Matthew Halsall - Trumpet

Jered Stuffco - synthesizers
Mixed by Jered Stuffco

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Late TV are the moonlighting house band for a surreal all-night dream club where the intangible dance floor shifts and folds to become the set piece of a talk show beamed onto the farthest reaches of your channel selector.

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