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Gabriels announce second EP ‘Bloodline’ – hear the title track now

The Los Angeles soul trio return with the follow-up to 'Love and Hate in a Different Time'

By Joe Goggins

Gabriels, 2021.
Gabriels, 2021. (Photo: Julian Broad)

Gabriels have announced details of their second EP.

The Los Angeles soul trio will release the four-track effort, ‘Bloodline’, on December 3. The title track and lead single is streaming now – listen below.

‘Bloodline’ arrives almost exactly a year after its predecessor, ‘Love and Hate in a Different Time’, which served as the three-piece’s opening statement – a blend of neo-soul, funk and gospel. They made a striking debut UK TV turn on ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ back in June, enlisting a massive band that encompassed backing singers and a string section.

They’ll appear at the first-ever London leg of Pitchfork Music Festival this Friday (November 12), before returning to the UK next spring for an eight-date tour in support of Celeste. Led by the powerful, gospel-inflected vocals of frontman Jacob Lusk, Gabriels have a British connection in production mastermind Ryan Hope, who hails from Sunderland and rounds out the lineup along with Lusk and fellow producer Ari Balouzian.

The group also came to wider attention last year when Lusk delivered a stunning version of Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’ through a megaphone at a Black Lives Matter march. You can watch that below.

You can also check out the group’s scheduled tour dates so far below.


11th November – Le Guess Who Festival, Utrecht

12th November – Pitchfork Music Festival, London SOLD OUT

16th November – Columbia Theater, Berlin SOLD OUT

17th November – FiftyLab Festival, Brussels SOLD OUT

19th November – Pitchfork Music Festival, Paris SOLD OUT

2nd December – The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever, Los Angeles SOLD OUT


31st March – O2 Institute, Birmingham (w/ Celeste)

3rd April – O2 Academy, Bristol (w/ Celeste)

7th April – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow (w/ Celeste)

12th April – Corn Exchange, Cambridge (w/ Celeste)

16th April – Albert Hall, Manchester (w/ Celeste)

17th April – Albert Hall, Manchester (w/ Celeste)

21st April – Roundhouse, London (w/ Celeste)

22nd April – Roundhouse, London (w/ Celeste)