One of the very few songs ever to be cleared by Yoko Ono and the John Lennon estate to use the legendary Beatle’s comments on hawkish governments, ‘No War’is one of the notably reactionary tracks confronting the current political climate. Specificallyidentifying the American president Donald Trump’s alleged wall building and thegeneralsense of isolationism growing across both sides of the Atlantic, Gizmosoftly calls for reason and peace, giving a real power to his stylings. Watch here
The cult of Gizmo Varillas continues to grow with UK and US tastemakers at BBC 6 Music and KRCW championing someone they see as a major new emerging talent. Racking up critical acclaim across Daytrotter, CLASH Magazine, Indie Shuffle and Uncut amongst others, Gizmo continues his unique combination of folk tinged with south American tropicalia that’s striking chords with younger and older generations across continents.