With surreal lyrics, an energetic style, a very unique and addictive sound that combines progressive stoner rock with doom, folk, and psychedelic rock influences. GAUPA are ready to unleash their latest album “Myriad” on November 18th via Nuclear Blast Records and I recently caught up with vocalist Emma Näslund to discuss the latest album and all things Gaupa’
GAUPA released their self-titled debut EP in June 2018 and have since made a name for themselves in the international underground rock scene. The GAUPA EP was well received and led to the band playing one of their first live performances at Scandinavia’s biggest rock festival, Sweden Rock. GAUPA then got a chance to release the EP on vinyl via the German label Kozmik Artifactz in October 2019 and went on to play a solid number of shows and festivals. Critics were impressed, not only by the studio recordings and their diverse & complex arrangements but also by the level of intensity the band displayed live.
In April 2020 GAUPA, which means “lynx” in Swedish dialect, followed up their debut EP by releasing their first full-length album, Feberdröm, gaining even more attention from both, an international audience as well as the world’s biggest metal label: NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS. Jens Prueter, Head Of A&R at Nuclear Blast Records Europe stated: “While most newcomer bands struggled during the Corona pandemic, GAUPA managed to grow in quality. Their unique sound hasn’t remained unnoticed and word of mouth spread fast. Once we had seen their live stream show and had some video conferences, we knew they would sit well in an artist roster that contains some of their favourite bands, even if GAUPA isn’t very metal at all. But it’s that attitude to tear down boundaries between genres – just for the sake of art. We are proud to welcome them in good company.”
GAUPA are: Jimmy Hurtig – Drums Daniel Nygren – Guitars Erik Sävström – Bass Emma Näslund – Vocals David Rosberg – Guitars
GAUPA Online: https://linktr.ee/GAUPAband