Gypsy & The Cat is an indie/dream pop duo formed by Xavier Bacash and Lionel Towers. Their first live performance was in 2010 in London, where they were based for much of that year. They released their debut album in 2010, “Gilgamesh” and received significant airplay including on Triple J, Nova and Fox during 2011. They were an Unearthed J Award nominee in 2010 and finished the year with three songs in the station’s Top 100 for the Year. They also received several ARIA Nominations for ‘Gilgamesh’.
During 2010-2012, they extensively toured Australia, Japan, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Hong Kong and further concerts in UK. Their first album, Gilgamesh, was awarded a Gold Record, and as of mid-2012, they had sold 240,000 units concerning it.
In October 2012 Gypsy & The Cat started their own record label Alsatian Music. They independently released their 2nd Album, The Late Blue. Produced by the band themselves and mixed by Dave Fridman (MGMT, Flaming Lips, Tame Impala). They also collborated with Krozm for the first single ‘Sorry’ and Mark Alsweiler took care of the album artwork. 2nd Single from The Late Blue, Bloom – had massive success with a placement for Europe Canon’s Power To Your Next Step campaign and in Australia as the feature in the Big M Kakao. In 2013 they took the album across Australia & the US on headline tours as well as playing Future Music Festival joining the line up with bands such as the Stone Roses & Bloc Party.
The band began recording a third studio album in early 2014, which is scheduled to be released August the 5th in 2016. The first taste from this record ‘Inside Your Mind’ was released in February 2016 on iTunes and Spotify and has been largely met with positive reception.