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Salad Days Magazine | May 22, 2024

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GEL share new song/video ‘Attainable’

GEL share new song/video ‘Attainable’
Salad Days

Announce debut LP ‘Only Constant‘ due out 03/31 via Convulse Records.

New Jersey’s finest, GEL, have announced their highly anticipated debut full-length, ‘Only Constant’. Due out March 31st from Convulse Records, the album is a 16 minute blast of untouchable ferocious hardcore that proves exactly why GEL have become one of the most exciting new bands in the genre. To mark the album’s announcement, GEL have shared a pummeling new track, ‘Attainable’. The song highlight’s GEL‘s ability to be genuinely catchy without sacrificing an ounce of aggression, with a nearly danceable hi-hat beat that’s sure to get the floor moving at the band’s upcoming live shows. Watch the ‘Attainable’ music:

Since forming in 2019, GEL have quickly been turning heads with both their uncompromisingly vicious sound and their particularly welcoming attitude towards newer listeners entering the world of hardcore. “I just like for us to be a vehicle for chaos and community to unfold,” explains vocalist Sami Kaiser. “I love when you can see it resonating for people at the shows and it can be a reason for people to feel comfortable expressing themselves in their own way.” The members of GEL—Kaiser (they/them), guitarists Anthony Webster (he/him) and Maddi Nave (they/them), bassist Bobko (he/him), and drummer Zach Miller (he/him)—make it a point to try and create their ideal version of an accessible pathway to underground music. The music on ‘Only Constant’ pushes the aggression factor even further, but Kaiser‘s lyrics are deeply self-reflective, walking a line between rage and optimism. “I’ve learned a lot about myself and how to address negative feelings,” they say. “The album is about trying to let go of those self-destructive tendencies and embrace change.” GEL fosters this mentality through their music, these are high intensity songs but they’re full of the kind of vulnerability it takes to unabashedly be yourself. The riffs might compel you to jump off a stage, but you’ll know someone is going to catch you. In just a few short years, GEL have grown to become one of the most promising bands coming out of the world of aggressive music. The New Jersey-based five-piece make ultra-visceral hardcore that contains a healthy dose of flat-out punk in its DNA, and their debut full-length, ‘Only Constant’, only further pushes the dial into the red. So how did this uncompromisingly vicious band gain such a fervent grassroots following? The secret is: everyone’s invited.

photo credit: Angel Tumalan


‘Only Constant’ tracklist:
1. Honed Blade
2. Fortified
3. Attainable
4. Out Of Mind
5. Dicey
6. Calling Card
7. The Way Out
8. Worn Down
9. Snake Skin
10. Composure

Upcoming Shows:
2.1 Orlando, FL @ Wills Pub
2.2 Savannah, GA @ The Sentient Bean
2.3 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor
2.4 Richmond, VA @ The Warehouse
2.5 Washington D.C. @ Comet Ping Pong
2.10-11 Tacoma, WA @ Just Another Gig V4
2.16 Toronto, ON @ Nineteen Seventy Eight
2.17 Montreal, QC @ Carabet Foufounes
2.18 Jersey City, NJ @ White Eagle Hall
3.01 Bern, CH @ ISC Club ^
3.02 Darmstadt, DE @ Oetinger Villa ^
3.03 Lichtenstein, DE @ Jz Riot ^
3.04 Warsaw, PL @ Chmury ^
3.05 Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia ^
3.06 Hannover, DE @ UJZ KoЯn ^
3.07 Nijmegen, NL @ Merleyn ^
3.08 Paris, FR @ L’esspace ^
3.09 London, UK @ New Cross Inn ^
3.10 Leeds, UK @ Boom ^
3.11 Birmingham, UK @ Centrala ^
3.12 Antwerp, BE @ Boukenborgh ^
4.29 Atlantic City, NJ @ Anchor Rock Club *
4.30 Providence, RI @ The Met *
6.3-4 Detroit, MI @ Tied Down Fest

^ w/ Cold Brats
* w/ Gorilla Biscuits

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