GEL sign to Blue Grape Music, announce new EP Persona

Following last year’s 5/5-rated debut album Only Constant, GEL are dropping some new music for us in the summer…

GEL sign to Blue Grape Music, announce new EP Persona
Emily Carter

GEL have just signed with Blue Grape Music (home to the likes of Code Orange and Spiritual Cramp) for their next chapter as a band.

The hardcore breakout stars are set to build on the incredible momentum of last year’s 5/5-rated debut album Only Constant with a new five-track EP entitled Persona, which is due out on August 16.

The record includes new single Mirage (listen below) and is described by vocalist Sami Kaiser as “a step forward” for GEL: “We really wanted to fill out the songs more and make them more nuanced,” Sami shares. “It’s a step forward, it’s different, it’s catchy, but it still really sounds like us.”

“I feel like Only Constant was the cap on us doing that style of hardcore and I didn’t want to do more of the same,” agrees guitarist Anthony Webster. “But I also feel like at this point we just have more of a sense of what a GEL song is and we wanted to apply that to a different kind of songwriting.”

Hear what they mean with EP opener Mirage below:

And see the Persona tracklist:

1. Mirage
2. Shame
3. Persona
4. Martyr
5. Vanity

Catch GEL live in the UK this June, including Download Festival – get your tickets now.

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