Gulfer – My Montreal

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Gulfer – Photo by Louis-Philippe Desaulniers

Having spent the past couple years wavering between self-doubt and having it figured out, Montreal’s Gulfer have returned to the fore with their third full-length, self-titled record. Composed of thirteen tracks of intricate, dexterous, punk-inspired emo tunes, Gulfer sees the quartet settled into their own with a career-defining record. 

The album was released this week on Topshelf Records, as well as with the band’s first-ever Canadian label in Royal Mountain RecordsGulfer delves into their collective influences by drawing from elements of grunge, shoegaze and more.

Explosive, agile emo serves as the backdrop to guitarist and vocalists Vincent Ford and Joe Therriault’s honest and vulnerable lyricism, with the two sharing the writing process on a record that tackles human nature; exploring self-doubt, resentment, complex relationships, climate change, and the waning of youth. The band never lose the sense of playfulness and fun that is omnipresent in their live show, an undeniable, electric energy that stems from being a group of close friends before all else. 

We caught up with 3/4 of Gulfer to chat about the record and find out where they enjoy hanging out in their hometown of Montreal.

Watch the interview below:

Gulfer is out now through Royal Mountain Records and Topshelf Records and on streaming platforms.

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