Friday, February 22, 2013

REVIEW: Galoshins - EP1 / EP2

Glasgow three-piece (or four-piece) Galoshins play an exuberant,  eclectic brand of aggo-pop, art rock, noise rock, and psychedelic rock and any other damn thing that pleases the three, or four, of them.  What can I say?  It doesn't hit you the way you think it will, and when you think you've figured it out, it changes again.  But at the end of the day you really don't mind because it is a fun ride.  The music comes in the oddly named EP1 and EP2.  The quirky name is the result of the fact that the release is comprised of two EPs (hence the titles EP1 and EP2) which were recorded separately but released together by Armellodie Records.  Together, they serve as a fine introduction to the varied noise and idiosyncratic but manifest art of the Galoshins.

Take the EPs for a test drive with the first and second tracks of EP1 --

Galoshins are Mark Macphail (vocals and keyboards), James Eyland (vocals and guitars), and Ruraidh MacLeod (drums).  The "other" member is their studio wiz, Iain Macduff.  The group has been together since 2009.

Here is "Devil in Us" from EP2 --

The release is available now, and trust me -- it is never staid, and never boring.   You can stream the entirety of EP1 and EP2 at the Bandcamp link below.


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