Layering sultry disco vocals over intricately textured production, Ella Thompson & Graeme Pogson, aka GL, have cultivated their own evocative sound that is constantly reaching for the cosmos. The Melbourne duo’s distinctive concoction of gyrating analogue pop harnesses 80’s synths and style, transporting it harmoniously into the modern era. Tunes such as ‘Take Me Back’, ‘What Happened to Us?’ and ‘Number One’ are as comfortable spinning alongside boogie classics as they are on the modern airwaves.
Offering glowing synths, gritty drum-machines & stratospheric vocals, GL’s infectious groove has landed them critical acclaim from around the globe. Their debut EP Love Hexagon gave listeners a fitting introduction to the sonic realm of GL’s romantic hedonism. Stand out tracks ‘Won’t You See’ & ‘What Happened To Us?’ enjoyed consistent airtime on triple j & FBi, while remixes from Detroit don Terrence Parker and Berlin tastemaker Gerd Janson were regularly spun on international stations like BBC Radio 1 & Rinse FM.
Facilitating a revival of the synth-laden sound of the 80s, the duo’s lush blend of neon-lit pop instantly enchanted fans and industry insiders alike. Hand-picked to support the likes of Chet Faker, Shamir and Saskwatch, GL have also landed spots at some of the country’s most illustrious festivals, with performances at Splendour in the Grass, Meredith Music Festival, Falls Festival & OutsideIn.
In 2016, GL delivers debut album ‘Touch’ which label Plastic World defines as “an exhilarating master class in visceral electro boogie” with singles ‘Number One’ and ‘Grip’ in high rotation across the Sydney soundscape. With a US tour on the horizon, GL’s starry-eyed vision is set to become a reality.