Gulcher was formed as one of the earliest small independent labels and fanzines and was propelled to legendary status by the release of the first Gizmos EP. Gulcher championed the low-fi DIY revolution before it was even born.
Most of the Gulcher releases were of the raw basic punk variety. The band was learning to play before your very eyes . . . mistakes and all! Later releases were a bit varied stylistically, yet all stayed true to the DIY ethic that would begin to spread around the US in the early-80s.