Gaggle

Gaggle

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AN ALTERNATIVE TO BURLESQUE, SHIT TV AND BAD BOY BAND WATCHING. Gaggle are a spectacular, caped 20 piece all-girl alt choir lead by Coughlin. Gaggle are the scariest, strangest, sexiest, loudest girls who sing songs about crows, liars, drunks and cigarettes. Currently setting London on fire.

Biography

GAGGLE are a 20 girl strong alt indie choir. Led by Deborah Coughlin (formerly 586), they are going to take over the world, chew it up and spit it out.

GAGGLE is a response to boring man bands, bad burlesque and an alternative place for
women in music that doesn't involve drinking yourself to death out of boredom or anxiety. GAGGLE is art it’s not about being sexy (JUST being sexy). People bang on about being unique and different, but due to an abundance of big egos, post-bullying complexes and affection addiction in music, very few actually make big bold creative moves. GAGGLE is bold, big and scary -- it's not generic. If you want something clever and quality, you get smart creative people in -- and the collective ability of GAGGLE is much greater than any other band - they are big achievers, ladies of way above average smartness and there's lots of them. Every girl brings a different dynamic, attitude, past and future to the group and the interaction between them on a personal and social level create a movement that is impossible to replicate setting them apart from any other band around at the moment. As a collective, they are a force to be reckoned with musically, sexually and creatively. GAGGLE speak the truth.

Coughlin: “I went to a convent, I did all those piano grades, and I've studied writing. I get choral arrangement. But this isn't choral arrangement. It's experimental. More voices is more freedom -- every girl has her own vocal super powers -- its not like they are relying on some amp, or nord to get their own special sound - they got it in their mouths & we can back it up with any kind of backing track we like -- or go acapella. Everything about GAGGLE is complex, the music is just one part of it, GAGGLE could become anything -- a internet dating site, frock shop or socio-political movement. With 20 different ways of thinking, through art and fashion to marketing to music, there are ideas flying about from the totally bizarre to the pop genius and these are all a part of how we write. We listen to what everyone has to say and go from there. Nothings too weird for GAGGLE and everything is thought through and considered – ideas are never chucked out which makes the creative buzz amazing – something that becomes immediately apparent when you see them live. The aura around the group on stage is terrifying and exciting and something to wonder at.”

GAGGLE have already been played on Radio 1 and 6 Music and featured in a both a Radar piece and the Future 50 in NME, as well as on countless blogs and online magazines. They have played Latitude, Field Day and SWN Festival this year in the UK. They are also playing extensively in London throughout 2009. See Myspace for details.

Discography

First single coming out 18th January 2010 - Drunk

UK AIRPLAY

BBC 6 Music
16th May 2009, Crows, Lauren Laverne’s Postcard From the Edge

BBC Radio 1
8th July 2009, Crows, Huw Stephens Show 12-2
15th July 2009, Crows, Huw Stephens Show , T in The Park Special, 12-2
22nd July 2009, Crows, Huw Stephens, In New Music We Trust, Wednesday 9-10
22nd July 2009, I like Cigarettes, Huw Stephens Show, 12-2
12th August 2009, I like Cigarettes, Huw Stephens Show, 12-2
19th August 2009. Huw Stephens In New Music We Trust, Wednesday 9-10, 2 Live Session tracks, Crows, I Like Cigarettes, Interview.
19th August 2009, Huw Stephens Show, 12-2, 3 live session tracks, Crows, Hidden Army, Drunk, Interview
20th September, 2009, Nihals final Daytime show, live ‘send off’ from Gaggle
15th October, 2009, Mowglis Road (Marina and The Diamonds cover), Huw Stephens Show, 12-2
26th October, 2009, I like Cigarettes, Steve Lamacqs show, BBC 6 music 4-7.
28th October, 2009, A.Human Feat Gaggle, Bring me the head of A.Human, Huw Stephens Show, 12-2

Future Radio Norfolk
Crows - Spot plays on the Ian Johnson show

BBC Radio Wales
23rd July 2009, Crows, Bethan and Huw show

Resonance Radio London
August 2009, Late Late Breakfast Show Live Set and Interview

XFM London
13th August 2009, Crows, John Kennedy Exposure Show

WE HAVE HAD NUMEROUS PLAYS ON LOCAL RADIO STATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND HAVE BEEN ON A NUMBER OF NATIONAL PODCASTS.

Set List

Set is 20-25 mins long currently - it will be longer!

Current Set List
Crows
I like Cigarettes
Hidden Army
How Can I Tell If My Man's A Liar?
Drunk
Chain Gang
Mowglis Road