Gypsy & the Cat are Xavier Bacash & Lionel Towers. Their social media page enticed the love from Australian radio station Triple J who playlisted a demo of the track ‘JonaVark’. Interest followed, including support from Mark Ronson on his East Village radio show and a mention on Neon Gold’s key blog.
After self producing and recording their debut album in their Melbourne home studio, Gypsy & the Cat moved to London, released their debut single through the hipster 7’s label Young and Lost, next track through the fabled Kitsune Maison compilation in France, signed direct with RCA in the UK, and mixed their debut album with David Fridmann (of Mercury Rev fame and producer of MGMT, Flaming Lips) and Rich Costey (Producer of Muse, Rage Against the Machine, Franz Ferdinand and many others).
After NME tipped the band in the end of year poll for 2011, they release ‘Gilgamesh’ to great acclaim and success through Europe and Asia. The album scored three tracks in the Triple J Hot 100 poll, the band picked up 3 ARIA nominations, a gold album in Australia, 2 x Top 10 airplay tracks in Germany and a Top 10 debut for the album there also. The album to date has sold 200, 000+ copies around the world.
Gypsy & The Cat released their much anticipated second studio album “The Late Blue” mixed by world renowned Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) in October 2012. The single “Sorry” has been produced by the band and mixed in London by the Grammy Award winning mix engineer Mark Rankin (Florence and the Machine, Foster The People, Adele).