Gateway Drugs Release Second Single & Video ‘Slumber’ from Sophomore LP Out May 8

Make no mistake: Gateway Drugs is back with ten tracks to shake us all out of our collective stupor. Following up on their 2015 debut LP ‘Magick Spells’ (Dine Alone) comes ‘PSA’, a record that retains their characteristic impassioned, noisy, reckless and melodic shoegazy, psychedelic sound, which Hellbound likened to “The Stooges meets My Bloody Valentine and the Brian Jonestown Massacre —a little dark, a little eerie and a little grainy and all intoxicating.” Produced by Sune Rose Wagner of the Raveonettes, the album was recorded live at Josh Homme’s Pink Duck Studios. The result is raw, wild and chaotic, much like the last few years of the band members’ lives. Liv, Noa and Gabe Niles, the three siblings that make up the LA-based quartet, are joined by longtime friend James Sanderson on bass/guitar, whom they met and formed an instant bond with back in 2010 while on a tour of the US.

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Today they release their second single “Slumber,” featuring lead vocals by Gabe, the song is a reflection on unrequited love, with all the attendant rejection. The video however takes a different twist as the band invites viewers into a day in their life. “Videos nowadays tend to be overly cinematic or pretentious. The songs get lost and leaves little room for the listeners imagination. We wanted to keep it simple, sincere, and true to form, so we shot and edited the video ourselves”. With a sensibility steeped in rock ‘n’ roll rectitude, the band say “We hope you like it. Come hang with the gang.”