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The Gulls

Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Narragansett, Rhode Island, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Band Pop Rock


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"The Gulls -- Cabana"

The Gulls make summery music – but not the kind of contrived summery music that might find itself out of place on the cool beaches of Cape Cod or Boston’s North shore. Far from trying to cop the Hawaii/SoCal vibe of a Jack Johnson type, the Gulls show their New England roots indirectly through their sound. The Gulls’ sound is simple. They make honest, straightforward, acoustic-tinged rock, at times folkish, and always catchy and accessible. Their second full length album, Cabana, floats by breezily, with ten quick tracks that maintain a very consistent vibe. The songs portray the chops of veteran writers, with enough of the variety and imperfection that makes them a truly “chill” band.

The Gulls fall into the category of musicians that make music that they themselves like, for an audience of people who share their interests, in hopes they will like it too. It’s polished enough to be almost mainstream-ready, but until that day comes and they become the new Guster, it still sounds like your friend’s friend’s band that is playing at some beach bar somewhere in Rhode Island, that nobody except the most cold-hearted snob could turn down checking out. The Gulls make fun, honest, happy music, for fun, honest, happy people. If that sounds like you, give Cabana a spin. - Alexander Pinto, The Deli Magazine


Anchor EP with 'Pirates' & 'The Runway'.
Recorded at Studio A & B in Philadelphia, PA.
Produced by Mike Milas & The Gulls.
Released in May 2010.

Cabana LP with 'Endicott', 'Sorry Mama', & 'Gold Wars'.
Recorded at The Office in North Andover, MA.
Produced by Mike Moschetto & The Gulls.
Released in May 2011.

Drugs. Dogs. Guns. Mini EP with 'One For Me', 'Julianne', & 'False Hope'.
Recorded at Nada Recording Studio in New Windsor, NY.
Produced by John Naclerio & The Gulls. 
Released in May 2012.

Nude Beach EP with 'Mayboline' & 'Throw Me A Bone'.
Recorded at Seagull Studios in Boston, MA.
Produced by Charles Iwuc & The Gulls. 
Released by Summer 2014.



Formed in January of 2010, The Gulls are an acoustic folk band from Narragansett, Rhode Island. Originally comprised of lead vocalist, Ryan Basso, and lead guitarist and vocalist, Charles Iwuc, they spent several months writing and composing when the third Rhode Island native, Jordan Douglass, took the roll as drummer. In May of 2010 the band recorded their debut album 'Anchor' in Philadelphia, which consisted of seven original songs. ANCHOR was released on iTunes in early August, and featured two singles, "Pirates" and "Oatmeal".

In the May of 2011, the band released their first LP entitled CABANA, which features the singles "Endicott," "Sorry Mama," & "Gold Wars." Since the release, they have recorded several music videos and live videos to promote the album.

Summer 2012 marks the release of their Mini-EP, DRUGS. DOGS. GUNS. This EP was recording in only three days with producer John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Brand New, The Forecast), and transitions their sound from acoustic to electric. Each track is equally catchy and aggressive. The band decided to give their fans a little preview of their new sound with the help of this Mini-EP. 

Currently, The Gulls have finished the recording their new EP, NUDE BEACH, and it is set to be released summer 2014.

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