London-based Spanish-Canadian multi-instrumentalist, GARGALO has released his shimmering debut EP King of Dark Waters.
Recalling the dreamy soundscapes of Beach House and combining them with the dramatic indie-rock of Grizzly Bear, King of Dark Waters is a stunning collection of songs. Having released singles Out of Sync and Monroes to an impressive press reception, King of Dark Waters exhibits GARGALO’s nuanced songwriting in full and unveils previously unreleased track ‘A Piece Of You’, which many have described as the stand out song on the record.
Opening single Out of Sync encapsulates GARGALO’s ethereal take on indie-pop. Sparkling, emotive vocals are accented by distant harmonies, mesmerising synths and reflective lyricism. While follow up single Monroes steps into a brooding, ambitious indie-rock sphere, cocooned by dramatic, bittersweet complexities and stadium ready bombast.
GARGALO’s eclectic sound has already endeared him to tastemakers far and wide with support coming from the likes of Spotify, Apple Music Daily, Fame Magazine, For The Rabbits, Tinnitist, Find Your Sound, The Vinyl DistrictFortitude Magazine, Amazing Radio and many more.
After playing in an array of bands over the years, experiencing touring life and the festival circuit. Bruno G. Roth made the decision to move to London in order to further his music career. With the global pandemic forcing him to move back to his native Spain, Bruno immediately encountered strict lockdown restrictions. Unable to leave his house for months, the enforced changes in his life, imposed by outside forces, inspired Bruno to use writing and creating as an escape mechanism. The result was the the birth of GARGALO.
Setting up a recoding studio in the back of his brother’s van, Bruno set about working on song structures and writing demos, before entering the studio, creating debut EP, King of Dark Waters. Taking inspiration from a range of bands of various genres, GARGALO has produced an intimate, ethereal debut EP.
King of Dark Waters is out now via Frances House Records.