Gafftape

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Biography

Named after a fantasy (we'll say no more!), Gafftape formed in Portishead, Bristol, England in 1999 from the remains of defunct local outfits Mauve Rollo, Nausea and Punishment. Mixing a hybrid of metal and hardcore, vocalist Stu Cole, guitarist Matt Howarth, drummer Dale Howarth and bassist Steve Gregory, gained a reputation as an intense and energetic live band, wasting little time before issuing their first EP 'Kn't' in 2000. An intense combination of down-tuned riffing and dynamic vocals, it was well received within the underground metal scene with stand out track 'Edge Down' included on a compilation issued by Psychophonic Records. After playing headline shows at both The Fleece and Bierkeller in Bristol and with an ever increasing profile, the band recorded their second EP 'Klout', a fiercer, yet more mature collection of songs that has been received with entusiastic reviews.
As well as frequent appearences at Bristol's top live music venues The Fleece, The Croft, Fiddlers and the Louisiana, Gafftape have gone on to play venues as distant as Club 2K in Penzance and The Talbot in Stoke-on-Trent, as well as performing at an open air event in Dean Lane Skatepark in Bristol and the 2003 Godless Festival (Watch out Godless 2004!!).

Recent gigs have included dates with up and coming bands such as Redefine and Razorwire and support slots for Ironically Maiden. Two appearances with Detroit's most famous rock'n'roll chicks, Broadzilla and a support slot for cult emo band Sensefield at The Legendary TJ's, Newport has only gone to further Gafftape's intense live reputation.