Audiofeed 2018 preview: Gaffer Project
Photo credit: Matty Poulos
One of my favorite live sets of Audiofeed 2017 might have been Gaffer Project. Last year I’m not sure they were even officially on the lineup, but they played one of the side stages. At the time Gaffer Project was performing as a duo, and I thought it noteworthy how honed down they had their show and image. For playing a style of music that isn’t going to appeal to the average casual music listener, they put a lot of effort into winning over the crowd with a memorable image and live show.
Counter-intuitively, however, it hasn’t gotten past me that I’ve seen folks from diverse musical backgrounds recommend this band. My friend Jay Costlow, who runs the Flood City Fest in Johnstown, PA, comes to mind. You might not know the bands playing that event, which largely leans indie, but you can count on each artist being good. This year, Gaffer Project was one of the heavier acts on the lineup. You can’t really describe their sound as heavy in a “I wanna mosh” way; their songs tend to range from slow burners to quick and dirty, but all are aggressive in their own way, occupying a unique corner of the sludge-metal realm.
We are currently recording a new full length album that we hope to release before the end of the year and more touring!