“The litany of nuanced styles and the inspiration picked from so many different places and worlds of music makes for something that feels truly unique.” – CLOUT
“Gillbanks has a fondness for trailing different paths while creating a serene cut of clarity.” – DIY
Normal Average People, a project led by songwriter Sam Gillbanks and producer Emil Lloyd started life whilst the pair shared a flat in South East London and performed together in Sam’s project Gillbanks. Sam and Emil ended up writing a collection of demos that had a bolder, more aggressive sound to them and were heavily focussed around the live recording process.
Normal Average People pulls from a wide range of influences and sounds and follow up single to genre bending debut ‘Kolla Ögon’, ‘Baggy Ankles‘, cements that by showcasing a much grittier, punchier and harder side to their sound.
‘Baggy Ankles’, will be the second of four singles to be released this year via AWAL. All four tracks were recorded live in the same session with a full band in an old warehouse space in Peckham, London.